Feline Orthopedics: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Feline Orthopedics

1st Edition

By Harry Scott, Ronald McLaughlin

CRC Press

384 pages | 456 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781840760569
pub: 2006-12-30
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There are many orthopedic differences between cats and dogs, yet most books on the market tend to concentrate on dogs rather than cats. As cats are not referred to specialists as frequently as dogs, the general practitioner has routinely to treat cats that have been involved in road traffic accidents and other musculoskeletal trauma. This book, the first of its kind, aims to provide a practical and user friendly guide to feline orthopedics.

The book includes highly structured fully referenced text that provides a concise, straightforward guide to the recognition and management of specific diseases and conditions. The text is supported by high quality radiographs, color photographs and color line drawings to illustrate principles, techniques and procedures. Combining their experience in practice and education, the authors have produced a book that appeals to veterinarians in general and specialist feline practice, and to students.


The authors have done an excellent job of condensing a diverse wealth of knowledge into an accessible format… the section on spinal conditions is excellent….. once in the practice library this text will be referred to on a frequent basis.

The Veterinary Record

A practical and clinically oriented volume…will certainly prove useful to the practitioner with an interest in surgery.


This is a very good guide to the recognition and management of specific diseases and conditions of the feline musculoskeletal system. Most orthopedic books focus on dogs, because they are much more commonly seen for orthopedic conditions. This book is valuable for small animal practitioners and students focusing on feline medicine. (3 stars)

—Guillaume Ragetly, DVM, PhD, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Doody's Review Service

Table of Contents

Introduction to Orthopedic Surgery

Examination and Diagnostic Tools

Management of the Orthopedic Trauma Patient

Fracture Classification, Decision Making and Bone Healing

Instruments and Implants

Fracture Fixation Methods: Principles and Techniques


Fractures and Disorders of the Forelimb

Fractures and Disorders of the Hindlimb

Fractures and Disorders of the Skull and Mandible

Fractures and Disorders of the Spine

Neuromuscular Disorders

Miscellaneous Orthopedic Disorders

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal