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Veterinary Instruments and Equipment

A Pocket Guide

Use this pocket guide to memorize and identify instruments at a glance! Written by well-known vet tech expert Teresa F. Sonsthagen, BS, LVT, Veterinary Instruments and Equipment, 2nd Edition shows hundreds of detailed, full-color photographs of instruments and describes how and when each is used. A flashcard-style design makes it easier to flip through the pages, so you'll quickly become familiar with all commonly used instruments. An Evolve website includes interactive exercises that let you practice creating setups for surgical procedures, and ask you to identify and compare veterinary instruments. With the information in this book and on Evolve, you'll become a valuable member of the clinical team, care for instruments so they last longer, and prevent injuries from improper use. It's great for exam review, and with its compact size and spiral binding, a great reference to use on the job!

Book, 768 Pages

Published: June 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09532-7


  • Part 1: General Medical Instruments and Restraint Equipment

    1. Administration of Medication and Biopsy Instruments

    2. Diagnostic Instruments

    3. Small Animal Instruments

    4. Identification Instruments

    5. Bovine Instruments

    6. Dehorning Instruments

    7. Teat Instruments

    8. Large Animal Castration Instruments

    9. Large Animal Obstetrical Instruments

    10. Hoof Care Instruments

    11. Equine Instruments

    12. Pig, Sheep, and Goat Instruments

    13. Canine and Feline Restraint Instruments

    Part 2: Surgical Instruments

    14. Hemostats and Forceps

    15. Surgical Pack Instruments

    16. Needle Holders and Scissors

    17. Miscellaneous Surgical Instruments and Equipment

    18. Retractors

    19. Orthopedic Instruments

    20. Ophthalmic Instruments

    21. Dental Instruments

    22. Tubes, IV, and Urinary Catheters

    23. Instrument Care

    Appendix A  Instrument and Equipment Companies


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