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  • Theresa Fossum, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVS, Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

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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.

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Book information

  • Published: January 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09312-5

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