Equine Surgery

4th Edition

Authors: Jorg Auer Jorg Auer John Stick
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437708677
eBook ISBN: 9781455754625
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th October 2011
Page Count: 3104

Table of Contents

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


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.

Key Features

  • World-renowned contributors include over 70 of the most expert equine specialist surgeons, each providing current and accurate information.
  • Complete coverage of all information needed to study for the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons Board Examinations makes this edition an excellent study tool.
  • Section on anesthesiology and pain management prepares you to manage these critical aspects of any surgery.
  • Extensive, up-to-date orthopedic coverage includes joint disorders and joint trauma.
  • Section on integumentary system contains information on wound management, reconstructive surgery, and skin grafting.
  • Section on the alimentary system covers postoperative care, complications and reoperation guidelines.
  • New techniques in vascular surgery keep you current on best practices.
  • The most comprehensive text on equine surgery focuses on diagnosis and treatment to provide equine practitioners with the information they need to effectively manage and surgically treat equine disorders.
  • Broad collection of high-quality images that were taken by the contributors during surgical procedures to provide the best instructions for other surgeons.


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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