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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Benjamin Perry, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This welcome update to a 2004 book on canine rehabilitation thoroughly covers a multitude of diagnostic and therapeutic options.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a good understanding of physical therapy and interventions for canine patients. This is a subject that is not addressed in any significant detail in the majority of veterinary training programs.
Audience: The audience is broad, including clinical practitioners, residents, students, and physical therapists. The author is one of the originators of the field.
Features: This edition allows detailed study of the common presentations and therapeutic options available in canine rehabilitation. The subject is well addressed and the book is thorough. Illustrations and diagrams are well placed and extremely informative, clarifying key points in the text.
Assessment: This is the authoritative book on this topic. This edition is more than a simple update, it provides a welcome summary of the current knowledge in the field in a concise and easy to process manner.