Tony Nevin | Chris Colles | Paolo Tozzi

Animal Osteopathy – a comprehensive guide

to the osteopathic treatment of animals and birds

  • ISBN: 9781909141308
  • 2018, 376 pages


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This is a comprehensive reference textbook for all those using osteopathic treatment
techniques with animals or birds, or studying to do so.
The book is divided into sections:
equine osteopathy, general small animal osteopathy,
osteopathy for exotics- (pets such as tortoise, snakes, ferrets etc),
osteopathy for wildlife – native as well as non to the UK including species
found in most zoological collections, avian osteopathy –
both domestic and wild/exotic.
Each sections will cover specific information to that group.
This makes the book appropriate for supporting structured postgraduate university
validated courses in a clear and easily navigable way.
Content includes detailed sections on the differences encountered when
working with animals, health and safety around different species,
working within the law, integrating with allied professions, anatomy, physiology
and pathophysiology, neurology, orthopaedics, differential diagnosis,
differential aetiology of presenting conditions when compared to the human model,
supportive husbandry and rehabilitation methods.
It includes sections covering approaches to patient care,
specifics of taking a detailed case history, use of supporting diagnostics,
observation, palpation, structuring a treatment programme suitable for each species.
Osteopathic treatment techniques and physical patient contact methods
are being explained as well as graphically illustrated.
All chapters are fully referenced and include revision notes to act as guidelines for the reader.
Including 480 colour photographs and diagrams.
Edited by Tony Nevin, Chris Colles, Paolo Tozzi.

Table of Contents:
Contributors’ List
Chapter 1. An introduction to working in Animal Practice
Chapter 2.The Dog
Chapter 3. The Cat
Chapter 4. Small Furries (Rabbit, Chinchilla, Guinea Pig)
Chapter 5. The Horse/Pony
Chapter 6. Standard and Exotic Livestock (Cow, Pig and Sheep as well as Alpaca and Kuni Kuni)
Chapter 7. Reptiles (snake, lizard and tortoise)
Chapter 8. Birds
Chapter 9. Small Wildlife and Exotics (basic wildlife species including the hedgehog)
Chapter 10. Mega Fauna (Asian and African Elephant, Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Big Cats, Wolves, Great Apes)


Chris Colles

Chris Colles

Chris Colles qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1971. He went first into a mixed practice and then to an equine practice, before joining the Animal Health Trust in 1975 where he carried out research into equine lameness. He was appointed Head of the…

Tony Nevin

Tony Nevin

Tony Nevin graduated from the European School of Osteopathy Maidstone in 1988. Within a year of being in private practice he was asked if he could treat a horse with a stiff neck. After seeking veterinary advice he found that he could actually help the animal in question. This set…

Paolo Tozzi

Paolo Tozzi

Paolo Tozzi MSc Ost, DO, PT is Principal of the First Italian School of Veterinary Osteopathy, Vice-Principal of the Italian Association of Posturologists, former Treasurer of the Osteopathic European Academic Network (OsEAN), and former Vice Principal of CROMON, the Centre for Holistic Research in Osteopathy and Natural Medicine, Rome. He…

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