"In summary, if you still don’t have a previous edition of Piermattei’s atlas of surgical approaches to the bones and joints of the dog and cat on your bookshelves, this is a must have. If you already have a previous edition, the difference between the 4th and 5th are not big, but there are a few additions that will still make it a worthwhile buy." Reviewed by: Benito De La Puerta, Ldo, Cert SAS Dip ECVS, UK Date: July 2014Step-by-step procedures walk you through proper positioning, anatomic landmarks, potential dangers, and increasing exposure.Primary indications listed for each surgical approach help you quickly determine which approach is most appropriate for a particular surgery.Consistent format features text on the left side and illustration plates on the right, for quick access to key information.High-quality drawings created by an expert medical artist provide exceptional clarity, realism, and detail.Cross-references throughout the text make it easy to compare surgical approaches for the same body area.Full pages dedicated to each plate allow you to more easily view anatomical parts and approaches.NEW! Six all-new approaches to surgical procedures have been added to the text. They include: Approach to the Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disk and Foramen Through a Lateral Transilial OsteotomyApproach to the Medial Region of the Shoulder JointMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the HumerusApproach to the Lateral Aspect of the HemipelvisMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the FemurMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the TibiaNEW! Expanded coverage of modifications required when performing orthopedic surgery on the cat include: Approach to the Lateral Aspect of the Humeral Condyle and Epicondyle in the CatApproach to the Craniodorsal Aspect of the Hip Joint Through a Craniolateral Incision in the CatApproach to the Shaft of the Femur in the CatNEW! Updated images provide a better picture of various surgical approaches.
As well as fulfilling its original purpose as a practical tool for the busy clinician, this edition offers valuable and useful support material for all those studying the field of companion animal behavior. Now in full color and using a revised format, Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat remains the most complete, up-to-date and practical resource for the treating and diagnosing canine and feline behavior problems.