Chapter Reviews – Clinically Oriented Anatomy of the Dog and Cat (chapter 14)
The Bony orbit: The eyeball and associated structures are located within the bony orbit. The bony orbit protects the eye, is a container for glandular, vascular, nervous and fat tissues; furthermore provides a firm support for muscle attachment, and connects the deep ocular structures with the brain. It is a cone shaped cavity with its base facing anteriorly (Figure 14-1). The bony orbital rim is open laterally where it is completed by the strong fibrous orbital ligament (Figures 11-34 and 14-2). In brachycephalic dogs, the bony orbit is shallow and the orbital ligament forms a greater part of the orbital rim. These characteristics predispose the globe to prolapse in these animals.On the other hand, the deeper, larger orbit in large breed dogs is responsible for third eyelid protrusion (mild to severe) and mechanical diseases related to eyelid conformation (macropalpebral fissure, entropion). The orbital cavity is limited dorsolaterally by the temporalis muscle. The coronoid process of the mandible is embedded in the temporalis and masseter muscles (Figure 13-12).When the animal opens its mouth, the coronoid process tends to move forward and compress the orbital contents.
Chapter Reviews – A Regional Approach to the Dissection of the Dog (chapter 02)
The students will have an opportunity to perform mock surgical approaches to the long bones of the limb (radius and humerus), practice suturing of the skin, and complete a mock amputation of the thoracic limb. Once the right thoracic limb is removed, it should be used to revisit the muscles and nerves of the scapular, brachial and antebrachial regions, perform mock surgical approaches to the shoulder joint and elbow joint, and examine the deep muscles of the manus.
As a first-year veterinary student, Clinically Oriented Anatomy of the Dog and Cat is an indispensable and valuable resource. Dr. Kumar’s emphasis on the clinical relevance of specific anatomical structures makes the subject more enjoyable to learn and facilitates concept reinforcement. The extensive and unique integration of developmental anatomy and its connection to canine and feline diseases distinguishes this book from other veterinary anatomy texts. The colorful and detailed illustrations are aesthetically pleasing to the eye, help me easily visualize muscle attachment points, and are crucial to my understanding of the overall spatial and functional interactions of anatomical structures. I predict that the Clinically Oriented Anatomy of the Dog and Cat will become a staple reference in the field of veterinary medicine and it will have a permanent home on my bookshelf throughout my entire career
Dr. Kumar’s book Clinical Oriented Anatomy of the Dog and Cat bridges science and art. From nebulous concepts, such as the ingression process, to how clinical signs may present, this brightly colored compendium is a must-have for the budding veterinary professional. His end-of-chapter quizzes aid in reinforcing material . There is also an integration of development and radiology in the book. It definitely isn’t pocket-sized, but it will be a reference I go back to for many years to come.