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  • Paperback: 484 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (April 30 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081381216X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813812168
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.3 x 24.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #170,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This book is described as a comprehensive, gold-standard reference on the subject . . . Regardless, the authors should be lauded for their efforts, and I look forward to the second edition being an expanded, 2-volume set.”  (Vet Med Today, 15 December 2013)

“Throughout the book, the contributors have cleverly integrated aspects of veterinary medicine, surgery and physiotherapy to highlight the value of an integrated approach to the rehabilitation of the canine athlete and, in so doing, may help further promote the value of this branch of veterinary work within the UK. In addition, the book places a strong emphasis on the importance of appropriate training for all rehabilitation specialists, and this can only be applauded.”  (Veterinary Record, 7 September 2013)

“There have been very few veterinary textbooks that since I left college in 1979 I have really felt they are a “must have”.  This book is one of those. . . This is a big step forward for veterinary medicine, and I will certainly be keeping my copy ready to hand in the practice.”  (Veterinary Practice News, 1 September 2013)

“This is a masterful achievement in content, readability, and usefulness. The text is perfectly illustrated with images of extraordinary quality. The authors have successfully addressed the needs of a diverse audience of animal health professionals faced with a wide range of injuries and other physical disabilities in their canine patients.”  (Doody’s, 16 August 2013)

“Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation offers an in-depth reference on all aspects of sports medicine for dogs, is written by leaders in the field, and covers everything from exercise physiology and biomechanics to common orthopedic conditions of a canine athlete and therapies addressing these problems. Basic science blends with veterinary insights and applications to the athletic animal in a coverage recommended for both vets and those working with canine athletes. Keys to the latest rehabilitation processes, descriptions of clinical cases, and photos and illustrations throughout pack a reference that is filled with observations and applications from an international list of experts. The result is a pick for canine trainers and veterinary collections alike.”  (Midwest Books Reviews, 1 July 2013)

“All in all, this should prove to be a key book for veterinarians seeing athletic patients, or even for dogs with everyday injuries that might benefit from these therapies.”  (Veterinary Information Network, 1 June  2013)

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Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a gold-standard, comprehensive reference on all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation for all dogs.  Written by an outstanding group of leaders in the field, the book covers topics ranging from biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and common orthopedic conditions of the canine athlete to in-depth rehabilitation and integrative therapies for all dogs.  Each chapter includes case studies and numerous color images to demonstrate the concepts discussed.

Encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches, Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is a complete resource for veterinarians, physical therapists, veterinary technicians, and anyone interested in working with canine athletes or in offering rehabilitation therapy in their practice.  

Key features 

  • Presents current, state-of-the-industry information on sports medicine and rehabilitation in dogs
  • Offers perspectives from an international list of expert authors
  • Covers all topics related to veterinary care of the canine athlete including rehabilitation
  • Includes illustrations and photographs throughout to demonstrate key concepts
  • Describes clinical cases to set the information in context
Provides must-have information for anyone working with canine athletes or rehabilitation patients

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As a veterinarian and canine rehabilitation therapist, I was pleased to purchase and use this book. This book is an excellent reference for students and practitioners alike. It includes chapters from leaders in the field and is easy to read. It is very well illustrated with easy to follow pictures and explanations of common exercises, equipment and techniques. Realizing that this field encompasses the whole dog, chapters are included on nutrition, neurology, pain management and emergency treatments of canine athletes and the rehabilitation patient. Excellent case examples help to put the content into clinical perspective. Anyone who works with sporting dogs or canine rehabilitation should purchase this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for veterinary professionals June 6 2013
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Although this book is written primarily for practitioners in the veterinary field, I highly recommend it as a resource for serious dog sports enthusiasts, instructors, and coaches. Chapters 1, 2 and 10 cover a good portion of the materials Chris Zink presents in her highly regarded "Coaching the Canine Athlete" seminars. (If you've been to one of her seminars and wished you had taken better notes, here's your chance). From there, recognized experts in various fields present extremely medically detailed information on the background, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of injuries and syndromes known to occur in dog sports. If you have not had any medical training, I do strongly recommend obtaining the Kindle format of this book. This makes it very painless for you to research any medical term you do not know as you can simply tap it to obtain a definition and/or jump to a detailed article on the web that will educate you as to the term's meaning.

If you have ever had to rehab a dog after an injury, this book will help you with a deeper understanding of the injury. It is particularly important to have detailed information like this available to you since you will be a critical partner with the rehabilitation technicians in obtaining and maintaining the best outcome.

If you have not experienced the unfortunate situation of having an injured or low functioning canine athlete and are instead looking for information that will enhance performance and prevent injuries, then you will be particularly interested in the chapters on Locomotion and Athletic Performance, the Role of Nutrition, Manual Therapy (aka Massage), as well as the Conditioning and Retraining chapter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to know what is current in Dog rehab and conditioning, this is the definitive text. Jan. 17 2014
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Dr, Zink has brought together the best of the developing specialty of canine sports medicine in this text - while technical as it is for a specialist audience, it is also readable which means that those in the hinterlands removed from the few centers of excellence can evaluate what is known and what is available for the training and treatment of the canine athlete - whether in the performance ring or in the field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the veterinary PT and rehab student! Sept. 15 2013
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After the first few chapters of physiology, which are boring, but necessary, this book is great. I haven't started training yet, but will do so in a few months and I am so looking forward to it. What would make this book better would be a CD or web link to videos for the exercises and diagnostics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 27 2014
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Great book, especially for agility handlers!
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover Feb. 15 2015
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Easy to read veterinary text from the perspective of the key players in veterinary rehab with input from human PT field. Great resource.