By Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff
A completely up-to-date version of this crucial reference consultant for physiotherapists and actual therapists, seeking to observe the confirmed merits of physiotherapy to the remedy of spouse and performance animals.
- Seven new chapters offer vastly improved assurance of sensible therapy and rehabilitation
- Includes reports of alternative physiotherapy concepts, drawing on either human and animal literature
- Discusses techniques in small animal drugs in addition to for elite equine athletes
- Provides utilized evidence-based scientific reasoning version, with case examples
- Now in complete color with many extra illustrations
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It is estimated that 34–59% of dogs and 27–63% of cats are overweight or obese. There is a strong association between excess body fat and osteoarthritis in dogs. Dogs maintained in lean body condition have reduced prevalence and severity of osteoarthritis. When overweight, pets have a decreased quality of life that can be improved with successful weight loss. Prevention of obesity is the most important goal of feeding dogs and cats. The primary goal of weight management in cats and dogs is to reduce the animal’s daily consumption of calories and/or increase its daily energy expenditure.
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Animal physiotherapy: assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of animals by Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff