Cats are not referred to specialists as frequently as dogs, meaning the general practitioner must routinely treat cats that have been involved in road traffic accidents and other musculoskeletal trauma. This book is the first of its kind to provide a practical and user-friendly guide to feline orthopaedics. With a new author team, led by RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) and Veterinary Neurology Harry Scott, the second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New chapters cover Physiotherapy and Oncology of the Feline Skeletal System.
The book includes highly structured fully referenced text that provides a concise, straightforward guide to the recognition and management of specific diseases and conditions. In this new edition, the neurological causes of lameness have been given more in-depth discussion, with an emphasis on early recognition of clinical signs and diagnosis. The disorder sections are now divided into those likely to be associated with trauma (fractures and luxation) and those which are congenital or developmental.
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 that appeals to general practice veterinarians, specialist feline practitioners and to students.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Feline Orthopaedic Surgery
Examination and Diagnostic Tools
Management of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient
Fracture Classification, Decision Making and Bone Healing
Instruments and Implant
Fracture Fixation Methods: Principles and Techniques
Forelimb: Fractures and Dislocations
Forelimb: Other Disorders
Hind limb: Fractures and Dislocations
Hind limb: Other Disorders
Skull and Mandible: Fractures and Luxations
Skull and Mandible: Other Disorders
Spine: Fractures and Dislocations
Spine: Other Disorders
Miscellaneous Orthopaedic Disorders
Oncology of the Feline Skeletal System
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