Small Animal Surgery Textbook / Edition 3

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The 3rd edition of this classic textbook continues to serve as a one-stop resource for authoritative information on all aspects of small animal surgery. Coverage includes basic procedures such as spays, castrations, and declaws, as well as more advanced surgeries that might be referred to specialists such as craniotomy, ventral slots, and lung lobectomy. Discussions of general surgical procedures include sterile technique, surgical instrumentation, suturing, preoperative care, and antibiotic use. Key sections provide clinically relevant coverage of soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery.

• Over 1500 full color illustrations provide exceptionally clear representations of anatomy and currently accepted surgical techniques, including approaches and closure.
• Over 600 full color photographs and radiographs offer clear images of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures.
• Information on the most efficient and cost-saving sterilization techniques including scrubless and waterless preparation solutions.
• General considerations and clinically relevant pathophysiology sections provide practical information for case management.
• Step-by-step instructions for surgical techniques are presented in italicized blue type for quick and easy reference.
• Special icons identify advanced procedures that should be referred to an experienced surgeon or specialist.
• Color-coded tables and boxes call attention to specific data, offering at-a-glance access to key information such as drug dosages, clinical signs, and analgesic protocols.
• Anesthesia Protocols provide quick and easy access to recommendations for anesthetizing animals with particular diseases or disorders.

• A new chapter on Fundamentals of Physical Rehabilitation details the basics of physical rehabilitation for practitioners who want to integrate physical therapy into practice.
• A new chapter on Principles of Minimally Invasive Surgery that describes the principles of performing surgery with the least instrumentation possible, including instrument selection and care and basic techniques.
• A new chapter on Surgery of the Eye that discusses diseases and disorders of the eye, their medical management, and corrective surgical procedures.
• Expanded coverage of perioperative multimodal analgesic therapy.
• Updated coverage of arthroscopy, canine elbow dysplasia, joint replacement, and management of osteoarthritis.
• The latest information on state-of-the-art radiologic techniques.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Guillaume R Ragetly, DVM, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of a complete review of small animal surgery.
Purpose: This revision details the newest procedures and provides up-to-date references in a reasonably sized book with a user-friendly format that varies minimally between chapters.
Audience: It is written primarily for general small animal practitioners as well as for students. The detailed review helps readers to learn and understand basic and advanced principles and surgeries.
Features: The book first details general broad surgical principles. It then describes, successively, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery with, for each chapter, a general principle section (including definitions, preoperative concerns, anatomy, surgical technique and postoperative concerns) and a section on specific diseases that includes, in addition to very detailed surgical management, practical material for diagnosis and medical case management. The consistent format with an emphasis on important concerns, key concepts, and precautions, the extensive index and the excellent art program and numerous tables and boxes make this book very attractive. The relatively small number of either recent or classic references included with short descriptions for each part helps readers find more detailed specific information.
Assessment: This very helpful update gives all the keys to students and practitioners to improve in the surgical field. An e-dition is also available, including searchable text, continuous updates, interactive references, case presentations, video clips, electronic image collection, client information sheets, rarely performed procedures and a fracture planner. This e-dition will certainly be very helpful for students and practitioners as well as residents and specialists in surgery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323044394
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/3/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1632
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.58 (d)

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Table of Contents

Part I: General surgical principles

1. Principles of surgical asepsis

2. Sterilization and disinfection

3. Surgical facilities, equipment, and personnel

4. Care and maintenance of the surgical environment

5. Preoperative and Intraoperative Care of the Surgical Patient

6. Preparation of the operative site

7. Preparation of the surgical team

8. Surgical instrumentation

9. Biomaterials, suturing and hemostasis

10. Surgical infections and antibiotic selection

11. Postoperative care of the surgical patient

12. Fundamentals of physical rehabilitation

13. Perioperative Multimodal Analgesic Therapy

14. Principles of minimally invasive surgery

Part II: Soft tissue surgery

15. Surgery of the integumentary system

16. Surgery of the eye

17. Surgery of the ear

18. Surgery of the abdominal cavity

19. Surgery of the digestive system

20. Surgery of the liver

21. Surgery of the extrahepatic biliary system

22. Surgery of the endocrine system

23. Surgery of the hemolymphatic system

24. Surgery of the kidney and ureter

25. Surgery of the bladder and urethra

26. Surgery of the reproductive and genital systems

27. Surgery of the cardiovascular system

28. Surgery of the upper respiratory system

29. Surgery of the lower respiratory system: lungs and thoracic wall

30. Surgery of the lower respiratory system: pleural cavity and diaphragm

Part III: Orthopedics

31. Fundamentals of orthopedic surgery and Fracture Management

32. Management of specific fractures

33. Diseases of the joints

34. Management of muscle and tendon injury or disease

35. Other diseases of bones and joints

Part IV: Neurosurgery

36. Fundamentals of neurosurgery

37. Surgery of the brain

38. Surgery of the cervical spine

39. Surgery of the thoracolumbar spine

40. Surgery of the lumbosacral spine

41. Nonsurgical diseases of the spine

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