Anesthesia and Analgesia for Geriatric Veterinary Patients Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The number of geriatric veterinary patients presented for anesthesia appears to be increasing. This article summarizes physiologic changes that occur in geriatric patients that are relevant to anesthesia. Proper patient preparation and vigilant monitoring are the best defense against anesthetic problems in the geriatric animal. The authors also discuss particular anesthetic problems as they relate to geriatric patients and seek to present solutions to these problems.

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Baetge, C. L., & Matthews, N. S.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • May 2012