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Overview

The most widely used surgical text available, Small Animal Surgery 2nd edition concisely explains and demonstrates the most common surgical procedures in veterinary practice. It offers an overview of general principles of surgery, including asepsis, the surgical environment, preparation of the patient and surgical team, instrumentation, suturing, postoperative and pain management. Five new chapters on endoscopy comprehensively address the basic principles and techniques for this increasingly popular procedure and new chapters have been added to address surgery of the brain and the peripheral nerves as well as new ophthalmologic techniques. In addition, separate sections are devoted to surgical principles and procedures for soft tissue, orthopaedics and neurology. With an authoritative author team, logical organization, unique elements and full-colour presentation, this new edition is an unparalleled resource for both students and practitioners.

Features:

  • Concise treatment of over 300 of the most commonly performed surgical procedures
  • Strong foundation of important surgical principles, including asepsis, anaesthesia, wound management, and healing
  • Detailed surgical techniques are highlighted in colour in text for ease of use in the operating setting
  • Over 1500 superb illustrations and photographs, 75% in full colour, bring surgical conditions and procedures to life
  • Over 1000 boxed "Notes" in text highlight key concepts and precautions
  • Hundreds of tables, colour-coded for easy identification, provide quick access to formulas and calculations, normal values, clinical signs, special surgical considerations and more
  • Antibiotic, anaesthetic and analgesic protocols highlighted throughout
  • Important age considerations provide readers with variations in assessment and treatment of paediatric and geriatric patients
  • Integrates patient and owner preparation and care and ethical considerations as appropriate
What's New:
  • New Section on Endoscopy, with 5 chapters covering general principles and techniques and common application of this important minimally invasive tool
  • New chapter on surgery of the brain
  • New chapter on surgery of the peripheral nerves
  • New ophthalmologic surgical procedures
  • New end-of-chapter Selected Abstracts of Recent Manuscripts feature high-impact clinical references with commentary
  • Thoroughly updated pharmacologic information, including antibiotic, anaesthetic, and pain management protocols
  • Hundreds of new photographs, radiographs, and illustrations enhance text discussions

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

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer:Guillaume R Ragetly, DMV, IPSAV(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: 9780815132387
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 1195
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 1.93 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Principles of Surgical Asepsis 1
2 Sterilization and Disinfection 7
3 Surgical Facilities, Equipment, and Personnel 11
4 Care and Maintenance of the Surgical Environment 15
5 Preoperative Assessment of the Surgical Patient 18
6 Preparation of the Operative Site 23
7 Preparation of the Surgical Team 27
8 Surgical Instrumentation 34
9 Biomaterials, Suturing, and Hemostasis 43
10 Surgical Infections and Antibiotic Selection 60
11 Postoperative Care of the Surgical Patient 69
12 Treatment of Perioperative Pain 93
13 Endoscopy: General Principles and Techniques 103
14 Alimentary Tract Endoscopy 109
15 Respiratory Tract Endoscopy 121
16 Endoscopy of Body Cavities 127
17 Urinary Tract Endoscopy 132
18 Surgery of the Integumentary System 134
19 Surgery of the Ear 229
20 Surgery of the Abdominal Cavity 254
21 Surgery of the Digestive System 274
22 Surgery of the Liver 450
23 Surgery of the Extrahepatic Biliary System 475
24 Surgery of the Endocrine System 487
25 Surgery of the Hemolymphatic System 531
26 Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter 549
27 Surgery of the Bladder and Urethra 572
28 Surgery of the Reproductive and Genital Systems 610
29 Surgery of the Cardiovascular System 675
30 Surgery of the Upper Respiratory System 716
31 Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Lungs and Thoracic Wall 760
32 Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Pleural Cavity and Diaphragm 788
33 Fundamentals of Orthopedic Surgery and Fracture Management 821
34 Management of Specific Fractures 901
35 Diseases of the Joints 1023
36 Management of Muscle and Tendon Injury or Disease 1158
37 Other Diseases of Bones and Joints 1168
38 Fundamentals of Neurosurgery 1192
39 Surgery of the Cervical Spine 1213
40 Surgery of the Thoracolumbar Spine 1269
41 Surgery of the Lumbosacral Spine 1302
42 Surgery of the Brain 1322
43 Surgery of the Peripheral Nerves 1346
44 Nonsurgical Diseases of the Spine 1361
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2002

    'surgery for dummies'

    This is an excellent text. 'Need to know' information is set aside in small boxes. (Better yet, the need to know doesn't overwhelm the rest of the text.) Technique is outlined in blue text. Great illustrations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2001

    you want to give hand to a sinking person.

    It must be really a great book of its type because the books on surgery we study are of 60's and 70's and we enjoy alot ,and this is totally a new addition.The matter with us is that we belong to a poor country and we can not afford these books.So as vice president of Sind veterinary student organization(svso)I request you to give us also oppertunity to read these fine piece of work so that we would also be able to give you stars,and not only stars but alot more then that 'pray for you'

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