2nd Edition

Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis

By Steven M. Fox Copyright 2017
    168 Pages 138 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    168 Pages 138 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis, Second Edition takes an evidence-based approach to the canine patient with osteoarthritis, pursuing the objective of the best available medicine by a variety of means: multiple drugs, agents, adjuncts and delivery methods. Appreciating that surgical intervention may initially be required, particularly for stabilizing a joint, the major focus in this work is the conservative management of osteoarthritis. A clear and visual approach is taken with the overlapping of two three-pointed triangles of management: medical and non-medical.

    The completely updated new edition offers a major new chapter on Regenerative Medicine in collaboration with Drs Sherman Canapp and Brittany Jean Carr. It is recommended for any small animal veterinary practitioner, as well as researchers and students of the RCVS CertAVP.

    Preface. Disclaimer. Abbreviations. Pain and Lameness. Pain. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Anamnesis. Examination. The orthopedic examination. Diagnostic imaging. Arthroscopy. Arthrocentesis. Quick tips. Osteoarthritis: the disease. Definition. Joint structures. Inflammation in OA. The ‘pain pathway’. Morphological changes with OA. Multimodal Management for Canine Osteoarthritis. Quality of evidence. Background. Medicinal management. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Prostaglandin E2 recptor antagonists. Disease modifying osteoarthritic agents. Nutraceuticals. 51 Adjuncts. Acupuncture. Radiosynoviorthesis. Drug classes for multimodal use. Nonmedicinal management. Diet. Surgical intervention. Summary. Physical Rehabilitation in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis. Introduction. Environmental modification. Pain pathophysiology related to physical rehabilitation. Cryotherapy. Thermotherapy. Therapeutic exercises. Other techniques. Multimodal case studies. REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR MULTIMODAL MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS. Platlet rich plasma. Stem cell therapy. Adepose derived stem cell therapy. Bone marrow derived stem cell therapy. Recommendations following stem cell therapy. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein. Other intra-articular therapies. Corticosteroids. References. Index.


    Dr. Fox is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and proudly served our country for 10 years-- primarily as a Combat

    Naval Aviator in Vietnam: flying 300 combat missions with qualification as Officer of the Deck of the USS Enterprise. Steve has six

    academic degrees, including: engineering (BS), veterinary medicine (BS), nutritional biochemistry (MS), an MBA, a DVM and PhD

    in physiology/pain management. Dr. Fox was President of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society in 2004. He is certified as a small

    animal surgical specialists in New Zealand (a country in which he holds dual citizenship) and has 15 years’ experience in corporate

    marketing, technical services and research (Pfizer and Novartis). Dr. Fox is a recognized authority on pain management and is

    widely published with 80 professional articles and has written the very successful Pain Management in Small Animal Medicine as

    well as contributing to various textbooks including Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat 3rd Edition (CRC Press), Small Animal

    Fracture Repair: A Case-Based Approach (CRC Press). Dr. Fox is in demand as both a lecturer and public speaker.

    "A beautifully presented compact, concise and very well illustrated guide. I would recommend this book for small animal practitioners, researchers and students of the RCVS CertAVP."
    ―Dr Paul R Manning, Veterinary Practice

    "[This book] should have nearly universal appeal to practicing small animal veterinarians."
    ―Dylan Clements, Veterinary Record

    "This is a very good guide to the recognition and conservative management of canine osteoarthritis. It provides small animal practitioners, students, and veterinary professionals up-to-date and clinically pertinent information. (3 stars)"
    ―Guillaume Ragetly, DVM, PhD, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Doody's Review Service