• 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.

  • Preface


    1. Introduction to Feline Orthopaedic Surgery
    2. Examination and Diagnostic Tools
    3. Management of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient
    4. Fracture Classification, Decision Making and Bone Healing
    5. Instruments and Implant
    6. Fracture Fixation Methods: Principles and Techniques
    7. Arthrology
    8. Forelimb: Fractures and Dislocations
    9. Forelimb: Other Disorders
    10. Hind limb: Fractures and Dislocations
    11. Hind limb: Other Disorders
    12. Skull and Mandible: Fractures and Luxations
    13. Skull and Mandible: Other Disorders
    14. Spine: Fractures and Dislocations
    15. Spine: Other Disorders
    16. Physiotherapy
    17. Neuromuscular Disease
    18. Miscellaneous Orthopaedic Disorders
    19. Oncology of the Feline Skeletal System




  • Harry Scott

    BVSc CertSAD CBiol FSB DSAS(Orth) FRCVS CCRP, RCVS recognised specialist in small animal surgery (orthopaedics), Clinical director, Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists. Harry graduated from the University of Liverpool. Whilst working in small animal practice and for animal charities (PDSA and RSPCA) he developed interest in both orthopaedics and dermatology culminating in RCVS Certificates in both disciplines. Harry became a Fellow of the RCVS by examination in Canine Spinal Surgery in 1992 and obtained the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 1999. He has worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in referral centres in the UK and in Australia.

    Juan M. Marti

    Graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1990, where he also achieved a Master's in Veterinary Medicine and a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopedics. After a year in private practice in London, he moved to North Carolina Veterinary School for his surgical residency, taught at Mississippi and Ohio Veterinary Schools for another four years and then moved to Virginia, where he became a partner in a busy multispecialty referral veterinary hospital.

    Philip Witte

    BSc BVSc CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS, Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists. Philip graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005. He worked in general mixed practice for two years then became involved in a Cape Buffalo breeding project in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Since 2008 Philip has worked in private small animal orthopaedic referral practice as an intern then as a resident. He has completed the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (General Small Animal Surgery) and has authored a number of scientific publications.