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Anesthesia of the geriatric equine

Authors Seddighi R, Doherty

Received 23 May 2012

Accepted for publication 27 June 2012

Published 6 August 2012 Volume 2012:3 Pages 53—64


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Reza Seddighi, Thomas J Doherty

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Abstract: Advancements in veterinary medicine have resulted in an increased number of geriatric horses being presented for medical or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia. Due to the physiological changes associated with aging and the likelihood of concurrent disease conditions, the geriatric equine is at an increased risk during anesthesia. The main physiological changes associated with aging, and their impact on anesthesia, are discussed in this review.

Keywords: geriatric, equine, anesthesia

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