There are many orthopaedic 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, colour photographs and colour line drawings to illustrate principles, techniques and procedures. Combining their experience in practice and education, the authors have produced a book to appeal to veterinarians in general and specialist feline practice, and to students.
- 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