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Small Animal Surgery

The fourth edition of Small Animal Surgery serves 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 like craniotomy, ventral slots, and lung lobectomy. New contributors bring a fresh perspective and discuss the latest advances in key areas such as imaging modalities, regenerative medicine, minimally invasive surgery, and neurology. Access to a companion website provides a fully searchable version of the book, bi-monthly content updates, videos, aftercare instructions, case presentations, and a fracture planner.

Hardbound, 1640 Pages

Published: August 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10079-3


  • Part I: General Surgical Principles

    1. Principles of Surgical Asepsis
    2. Sterilization and Disinfection
    3. Surgical Facilities, Equipment, and Personnel and Care and Maintenance of the Surgical Environment
    4. Preoperative and Intraoperative Care of the Surgical Patient
    5. Preparation of the Operative Site
    6. Preparation of the Surgical Team
    7. Surgical Instrumentation
    8. Biomaterials, Suturing, and Suture Patterns
    9. Surgical Infections and Antibiotic Selection
    10. Nutritional Management of the Surgical Patient
    11. Fundamentals of Physical Rehabilitation
    12. Perioperative Multimodal Analgesic Therapy
    13. Principles of Minimally Invasive Surgery
    14. Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy
    15. Advanced Imaging for Surgeons
    16. Part II: Soft Tissue Surgery

    17. Surgery of the Integumentary System
    18. Surgery of the Eye
    19. Surgery of the Ear
    20. Surgery of the Abdominal Cavity
    21. Surgery of the Digestive System
    22. Surgery of the Liver
    23. Surgery of the Extrahepatic Biliary System
    24. Surgery of the Endocrine System
    25. Surgery of the Hemolymphatic System
    26. Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter
    27. Surgery of the Bladder and Urethra
    28. Surgery of the Reproductive and Genital Systems
    29. Surgery of the Cardiovascular System
    30. Surgery of the Upper Respiratory System
    31. Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Lungs and Thoracic Wall
    32. Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Pleural Cavity and Diaphragm
    33. Part III: Orthopedics

    34. Fundamentals of Orthopedic Surgery and Fracture Management
    35. Management of Specific Fractures
    36. Diseases of the Joints
    37. Management of Muscle and Tendon Injury or Disease
    38. Other Diseases of Bones and Joints
    39. Part IV: Neurosurgery

    40. Neurodiagnostic Overview for the Small Animal Surgeon
    41. Neurologic Examination and Relevant Neuroanatomy
    42. Surgery of the Brain
    43. Surgery of the Cervical Spine
    44. Surgery of the Thoracolumbar Spine
    45. Surgery of the Cauda Equina
    46. Nonsurgical Disorders of the Brain and Spine
    47. Peripheral Nervous System Disorders


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