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Equine Surgery

The most comprehensive reference available on equine surgery, this book prepares the veterinary surgeon for managing each surgical condition by understanding its pathophysiology and evaluating alternative surgical approaches. Explanations describe how to avoid surgical infections, select and use instruments, and perfect fundamental surgical techniques including incisions, cautery, retractions, irrigation, surgical suction, wound closure, dressings, bandages, and casts.

Hardbound, 3104 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0867-7


  • Section I: Surgical Biology

    1.  Shock: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Physiologic Response to Trauma

    2.  Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

    3.  Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Therapy

    4.  Hemostasis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion

    5.  Wound Repair

    6.  Metabolism of the Surgical Patient and Nutritional Support

    7.  Surgical Site Infection and the Use of Antimicrobials

    8.  Regenerative Medicine

    Section II: Surgical Methods

    9.  Sterilization and Antiseptics

    10.  Preparation of the Surgical Patient, the Surgery Facility and the Operating Team

    11.  Surgical Instruments

    12.  Surgical Techniques

    13.  Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

    14.  Cryosurgery

    15.  Lasers in Veterinary Surgery

    16.  Suture Materials and Patterns, Tissue Adhesives, Staples, and Ligating Clips

    17.  Drains, Dressings, and External Coaptation

    Section III: Recent Advances in Anesthesia

    18.  Balanced Inhalation Anesthesia

    19.  Modern Injection Anesthesia for Horses

    20.  Anesthesia and Analgesia for Foals

    21.  Recovery from Anesthesia

    22.  Chemical Restraint for Long Standing Surgery

    23.  Pain Management

    Section IV: Integumentary System

    24.  Principles of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery

    25.  Skin Grafting

    26.  Management of Superficial Wounds

    27.  Management of Deep and Chronic Wounds

    28.  Management of Sinus Tracts and Fistulas

    29.  Skin Conditions Amenable to Surgery

    Section V: Alimentary System

    30.  Oral Cavity / Salivary Glands

    31.  Esophagus

    32.  Stomach and Spleen

    33.  Colic: Diagnosis, Surgical Decision, and Preoperative Management

    34.  Surgical Approaches to the Abdomen

    35.  Principles of Intestinal Surgery and Determination of Intestinal Viability

    36.  Small Intestine

    37.  Large Intestine

    38.  Rectum and Anus

    39.  Abdominal Hernias

    40.  Postoperative Care, Complications, and Reoperation

    Section VI: Respiratory System

    41.  Overview of the Upper Airway Function

    42.  Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Disease

    43.  Nasal Passages and Paranasal Sinuses

    44.  Pharynx

    45.  Larynx

    46.  Guttural Pouch

    47.  Trachea

    48.  Thoracic Disorders

    Section VII: Nervous System

    49.  Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

    50.  Diagnostic Procedures

    51.  Developmental Vertebral Anomalies

    52.  Surgical Treatment of Developmental Diseases of the Spinal Column

    53.  Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Disorders of the Spinal Column

    54.  Peripheral Nerve Injury

    Section VIII: Eye and Adnexa

    55.  Surgery of the Globe and Orbit

    56.  Adnexal Surgery

    57.  Surgery of the Ocular Surface

    58.  Intraocular Surgery

    Section IX: Reproductive System

    59.  Testis

    60.  Penis and Prepuce

    61.  Vulva, Vestibule, Vagina and Cervix

    62.  Uterus and Ovaries

    Section X: Urinary System

    63.  Diagnostic Techniques and Principles of Urinary Tract Surgery

    64.  Kidneys and Ureters

    65.  Bladder

    66.  Urethra

    Section XI: Diagnostic Imaging Examination

    67.  Radiography

    68.  Ultrasonography

    69.  Nuclear Scintigraphy

    70.  Computed Tomography

    71.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Section XII: Musculoskeletal System

    72.  Diagnostic Anesthesia

    73.  Emergency Treatment and Transportation of Equine Fracture Patients

    74.  Bone Biology and Fracture Healing

    75.  Metallic Instruments and Implants

    76.  Principles of Fracture Treatment

    77.  Bone Grafts and Bone Replacements

    78.  Synovial Joint Biology and Pathobiology

    79.  Medical Treatment of Joint Disease

    80.  Surgical Treatment of Joint Disease

    81.  Arthrodesis Techniques

    82.  Management of Bursitis

    83.  Diagnosis and Management of Tendon and Ligament Disorders

    84.  Biology, Diseases and Management of Muscle Disorders

    85.  Synovial and Osseous Infections

    86.  Angular Limb Deformities

    87.  Flexural Deformities

    88.  Osteochondrosis

    89.  Subchondral Bone Cysts

    90.  Foot

    91.  Phalanges and the Metacarpophalangeal and Metatarsaophalangeal Joints

    92.  Third Metacarpal / Metatarsal Bones

    93.  Vestigial Metacarpal/Metatarsal Bones

    94.  Carpus

    95.  Radius and Ulna

    96.  Shoulder

    97.  Tarsus

    98.  Tibia

    99.  Stifle

    100.  Femur and Pelvis

    101.  Temporomandibular Joint

    102.  Craniomaxillofacial Disorders

    103.  Postoperative Physiotherapy for the Orthopedic Patient


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