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The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Canine and Feline Specialty Handbook: Musculoskeletal Disorders

Peter K. Shires (Consulting Editor), Larry P. Tilley (Co-Editor), Francis W. K. Smith, Jr. (Co-Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-7817-8222-7
242 pages
August 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Designed for quick reference in the clinic examination room, this compact, easy-to-use handbook provides practical guidance on diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal problems seen in dogs and cats. Topic entries are written by the foremost experts on small animal musculoskeletal problems and follow The 5-Minute Consult format that is so popular among busy practitioners. Topics are organized alphabetically so that readers can quickly find the information they need. This timely new resource covers a wide range of canine and feline musculoskeletal conditions, including elbow dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease, and arthritis. A full-color insert of images and illustrations depicting various disorders is also included.
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Table of Contents

Antebrachial Growth Deformities.

Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease).

Arthritis, Septic.

Atlantoaxial Instability.

Craniomandibular Osteopathy.

Cruciate Ligament Disease, Cranial.


Elbow Dysplasia.

Hip Dysplasia-Dogs.

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy.

Hypertropic Osteopathy.

Intervertebral Disc Disease, Cervical.

Intervertebral Disc Disease, Thoracolumbar.


Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease.

Muscle Rupture (Muscle Tear).

Myasthenia Gravis.

Myopahty, Focal Inflammatory-Masticatory Muscle.

Myositis and Extraocular Myositis.

Myopathy, Generalized Inflammatory-Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis.

Myopathy, Noninflammatory-Endocrine.

Myopathy, Noninflammatory-Hereditary Labrador Retriever.

Myopathy, Noninflammatory-Hereditary Myotonia.

Myopathy, Noninflammatory-Hereditary Scotty Cramp.

Myopathy, Noninflammatory-Hereditary X-linked Muscular Dystrophy.

Myopathy, Noninflammatory-Metabolic.





Patellar Luxation.

Polyarthritis, Erosive, Inmune-Mediated.

Polyarthritis, Nonerosive, Immune-Mediated.

Shoulder, Ligament, and Tendon Conditions.



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Author Information

Larry P. Tilley, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
President, VetMed Consultants
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tilley & Associates, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Francis W. K. Smith, Jr. DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)
Vice-President, VetMed Consultants, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

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