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.
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
Miscellaneous Orthopedic Disorders
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