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A real fund of information on screening systems...I would thoroughly recommend this book.--The Veterinary Record
Announcing an unprecedented new source of unique content that goes far beyond a description of bone and joint disorders alone. Every chapter provides information on the history, pathogenesis, diagnosis (physical and radiographic), therapy and prognosis of a particular canine skeletal diseases as well as what the diseases will mean to the dog's life.Expert authors with years of professional experience detail basic and advanced information. Text covers all clinically relevant physical regions in the dog, eg, shoulder, elbow, hip, stifle and tarsus, and presents a group of actual, clinical osteochondrosis cases involving different anatomical locations.This book addresses the importance of selection of dogs for breeding, including changes in breed appearance and disease predilection and the effect of high-energy diets in fast-growing animals. Discussion includes the impact of a lifetime of pain for the affected dog and the treatment expense for clients, yet provides steps that help the owner curb the progressive aspects of bone or joint diseases and manage the anima's discomfort.As a small animal clinician, client questions about skeletal disorders are routine in your practice day. This remarkable, instructional text will give your answers, incidence figures, advice about surgery and timing , and honest analyses of treatment failures and successes. Here is a fresh look at the way we treat OCD, dysplasiias and other bone diseases. With realistic assessments and positives directives for pet care and client support.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Osteochondrosis of the humeral head.
Chapter 3: Elbow dysplasia.
Chapter 4: Retained cartilage core.
Chapter 5: Hip dysplasia.
Chapter 6: Lumbosacral disease.
Chapter 7: Osteochondrosis of the femoral condyle.
Chapter 8: Osteochondrosis of the talus.
Chapter 9: Bone dysplasias in the Labrador Retriever: A Radiographic study.
Chapter 10: Schemes for control of disease.