Deafness in Dogs and Cats
Deafness in pets is a very common problem and is increasingly being presented to veterinarians, as owners and breeders become more aware and concerned about such issues. This book will provide complete coverage of the subject describing the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, types of deafness, testing for deafness, methods of amelioration and management, behaviour of deaf animals, and other issues associated with living and dealing with deaf pets.
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Physiology of the Auditory System
Treatment of Deafness
Later Onset Deafness
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response BAER 8 3
Other Tests of Auditory Function
Living with a Deaf Dog or Cat 1 1 7
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