• Technological progress and globalization have completely changed the overall conditions and rules of entrepreneurial engagement. The speed of this modern high performance economy has accelerated, competition is fiercer than ever, and the battles are no longer fought in the domestic or intra-European arena, but on a global level. To keep up with their rivals and increase their productivity, bu- nesses must be able to efficiently manage their processes and structures. However, strategies and business models must be developed simultaneously to set the stage for a successful and sustainable course of expansion. Driven by these forces, the management and focus of restructuring measures has also changed in recent years: in the past, the primary objective was to implement solutions to improve the operational end of the business - and, ultimately, to cut costs. The strategic revamping of the company is closely linked to this type of operational restructuring. Since then, however, another financial dimension has been added to this restructuring approach. In other words, the restructuring pr- ess - and the respective demands it imposes on stakeholders, such as managers, financial partners, and consultants - has evolved substantially from pure cost cutting measures (often associated with "rightsizing") to consulting on the brink of insolvency (planned insolvency method) and growth-oriented financial restr- turing.

  • External fixation is one of the most versatile treatment options for fracture repair in small animals. The advantages include enhancing both the mechanical and biologic environment for optimal fracture healing. Veterinary external fixation is evolving and there are now improved techniques, better instrumentation and a continuing reduction in the incidence of complications. General veterinary practitioners can master the techniques and equipment costs are low.
    This book offers a highly practical guide to the use of linear external fixators in small animal practice. Divided into two sections, the first section reviews essential knowledge and technical details that underpin the successful treatment of a clinical case. The second is a collection of case studies selected to show the range of fracture types and fixator systems available. Within each case there is discussion of treatment options and clinical decision-making. Follow-up radiographs then provide invaluable insight into the normal radiographic appearance of healing and healed fractures.
    The authors have put together an intensely practical book that will no doubt prove to be the perfect learning tool for the surgical resident and practising veterinarian.
    Key features:
    A unique approach ensures the book is both practical and easy to read
    Written to appeal to practising veterinarians world-wide
    Contains over three hundred high quality radiographs
    Structured for detailed study or quick reference