• Best Practice in Lameness Diagnostics

    This guide to systematic, step by step lameness examination is based on the latest findings in locomotion research.

    Each step of the examination is clearly described and informatively illustrated. Video demonstrations of techniques used throughout the examination process are also provided. An introductory chapter delivers the key to a functional understanding of canine anatomy. Anatomical structures relevant to each stage of the examination are depicted in detailed graphics to faciliate elucidation of findings derived from palpation. The most common observations and their interpretation are presented in convenient, quick-reference summaries. Investigation of lameness is complemented by a comprehensive guide to neurological examination, including accompanying videos.

    The most important orthopedic and neurological disorders are presented through video examples of abnormal gaits, as well as detailed descriptions of diagnostics and therapeutics.

    The complete guide to lameness examination in the dog. 38 videos included.

  • Part 1 Basic Principles
    1 Physiology and Anatomy of the Locomotor
    Part 2 Diagnostic Procedure
    2 Introduction
    3 Anamnesis
    4 Visual Assessment and Gait Analysis
    5 Examination of the Dog in a Standing Position
    6 Examination of the Dog in Recumbency
    7 Neurological Examination
    Part 3 Therapeutic Guidelines for Common Disorders
    8 Important Orthopedic Disorders
    9 Selected Neurological Disorders
    Part 4 Appendix
    10 Glossary of Terms
    11 Video Content
    12 Image Attribution

  • Daniel Koch (Dr. Med.Vet. ECVS)

    Has been a veterinarian since 1990. He completed his training as a small animal surgeon at the University of Zurich and has been a European specialist (ECVS) since 1999. He was a senior doctor there. In 2004 he opened a transfer practice in Diessenhofen. It has been Daniel Koch Kleintierchirurgie AG since 2010. His scientific interests are in joint surgery and short-nosed dogs. You can find the CV with further information here .

    Prof. Martin S. Fischer

    Is a professor at the Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology with Phyletic museum at the Friedrich- Schiller University in Jena, Germany. Both he and, Dr Karin E. Lilje from Switzerland, were the leading researchers in the largest scale study ever carried out on the subject of locomotion in dogs.