Equine Wound Management

Equine Wound Management



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Equine Wound Management by Ted S. Stashak

Equine Wound Management, Second Edition is a comprehensive, authoritative resource for both theoretical and practical information on the care of wounds in horses. Now highly illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this long-awaited second edition is significantly expanded to include new developments and techniques in wound healing. Equine Wound Management is an essential reference for veterinary students, veterinary surgeons, veterinary dermatologists, and equine and large animal veterinarians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813812236
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/09/2009
Pages: 696
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.52(d)

About the Author

Ted S. Stashak, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, is emeritus professor of equine surgery at Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is a past regent of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and past president of the Veterinary Wound Management Society and has been inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in teaching and research.

Christine L. Theoret, DMV, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, is professor of equine surgical anatomy and Director of the Comparative Tissue Healing Laboratory at the University of Montreal. She is the current president of the Veterinary Wound Management Society.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Contributors xiii

Chapter 1 Wound Healing 3

1.1 Physiology of Wound Healing 5

1.2 Differences in Wound Healing between Horses and Ponies 29

1.3 Wound Repair: Problems in the Horse and Innovative Solutions 47

Chapter 2 Factors That Influence Wound Infection and Healing 69

2.1 Selected Factors That Negatively Impact Healing 71

2.2 Management Practices That Influence Wound Infection and Healing 85

Chapter 3 Topical Wound Treatments 107

3.1 Update on Wound Dressings: Indications and Best Use 109

3.2 Topical Wound Treatments and Wound Care Products 137

3.3 The Extracellular Matrix as a Biologic Scaffold for Wound Healing in Veterinary Medicine 161

Chapter 4 Approaches to Wound Closure 175

4.1 Selection of Approaches to Wound Closure 177

4.2 Selection of Suture Materials, Suture Patterns, and Drains for Wound Closure 193

4.3 New and Innovative Approaches to Wound Closure 225

Chapter 5 Principles and Techniques For Reconstructive Surgery 239

Chapter 6 Management of Wounds of the Head 273

Chapter 7 Management of Wounds of the Neck and Body 333

Chapter 8 Wounds of the Distal Extremities 373

8.1 Management of Wounds of the Distal Extremities 375

8.2 Degloving Injuries 427

8.3 Treatment of Exuberant Granulation Tissue 445

Chapter 9 Diagnosis and Management of Wounds Involving Synovial Structures 463

Chapter 10 Tendon and Paratendon Lacerations 489

Chapter 11 Free Skin Grafting 509

Chapter 12 Management of Severely Infected Wounds 543

Chapter 13 Burn Injuries 569

Chapter 14 Sarcoid Transformation at Wound Sites 585

Chapter 15 Lasers: Effects on Healing and Clinical Applications 609

Chapter 16 Bandaging and Casting Techniques for Wound Management 623

Index 659

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