Feline orthopedic exam pearls


In a recent interview with dvm360®, Dr Philippa Pavia offered up invaluable advice on how to successfully perform orthopedic exams on your feline patients.

During a dvm360® interview at the 2021 New York Vet Show in New York, New York, Philippa Pavia, VMD, DACVS-SA, discussed various techniques that veterinary professionals can use on feline patients to perform successful orthopedic examinations.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Philippa Pavia, VMD, DACVS-SA: So what I'll do [during orthopedic exams] is make sure [that] I am in an enclosed area where the cat can walk around [and] we won't lose them in the ceiling tiles or whatever the case may be. I will also use their carrier as sort of a bribe. A lot of [cats] when they are stressed at the vet will want to go back in the carrier, so if you set them down and move the carrier away from them very frequently, they will walk toward the carrier.

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