Equine Surgery

3rd Edition

Authors: Jorg Auer Jorg Auer John Stick
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416001232
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th November 2005
Page Count: 1408

Table of Contents

Section I Surgical Biology
1 Shock: Pathophysiology , Diagnosis, and Treatment
2 Sepsis and Endotoxemia
3 Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Therapy
4 Hemostasis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion
5 Wound Repair and Specific Tissue Reaction to Injury
6 Metabolism of the Surgical Patient and Nutritional Support
7 Surgical Site Infection and the Use of Antimicrobials
8 Physiological Response to Trauma-Triage of the Trauma Patient
9 Biomaterials and Surgical Implants

Section II Surgical Methods
10 Principles of Surgical Asepsis, Sterilization
11 Preparation of the Surgical Patient, the Surgery Facility and the Operating Team
12 Surgical Instruments
13 Surgical Techniques
14 Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
15 Cryosurgery
16 Lasers in Veterinary Surgery
17 Suture Materials and Patterns, Tissue Adhesives, Staples, and Liga Clips
18 Drains, Dressings, and External Coaptation

Section III Recent Advances in Anesthesia
19 Recent Advances in Inhalation Anesthesia
20 Recent Advances in Injection Anesthesia
21 Anesthesia in Foals
22 Recovery from Anesthesia
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 Wounds
28 Management of Chronic Wounds
29 Management of Fistulas
30 Skin Conditions Amenable to Surgery

Section V Alimentary System
31 Oral Cavity / Salivary Glands
32 Esophagus
33 Stomach and Spleen
34 Diagnosis, Preoperative Management and Surgical Approaches to the Horse with Colic
35 Principles of Intestinal Surgery and Determination of Intestinal Viability
36 Small Intestine
37 Large Intestine
38 Rectum and Anus
39 Her


The most comprehensive text 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.

Key Features

  • Thorough and complete coverage means this is the only book practitioners and students need.
  • World-renowned contributors include 67 of the most experienced and expert equine practitioners, each providing current and accurate information.
  • This text covers all the information needed to study for the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons Board Examination, making it an excellent study tool.
  • Coverage of anesthesiology and pain management is reintroduced in this edition.
  • Extensive and up-to-date orthopedic coverage includes joint disorders and joint trauma.
  • Integumentary system coverage includes wound management, reconstructive surgery, and skin grafting.
  • Other important topics include the alimentary system, cardiovascular surgery, and new techniques in vascular surgery.


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About the Authors

Jorg Auer Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate ACVS, ECVS, Professor of Surgery, Director, Veterinary Surgery Clinic, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Jorg Auer Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate ACVS, ECVS, Professor of Surgery, Director, Veterinary Surgery Clinic, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

John Stick Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate ACVS, Professor and Chief of Staff, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI