Key Features

  • Enables you to deliver the safest, high quality care and a wider range of services to the pets of increasingly concerned and savvy owners.
  • Features cutting-edge information on minimally invasive procedures to improve diagnostic accuracy, reduce operating time, improve success, minimize post-operative stress and pain, and promote faster healing.
  • Helps you recognize the many indications for endoscopy in everyday practice.
  • Covers a vast range of topics in a clear, concise and readable style.
  • Describes instrumentation, examination, and sample procurement techniques in detail.
  • Shows both normal and abnormal findings you may encounter during a procedure in an atlas of images in relevant chapters.
  • Provides minimally invasive examination and surgical options for veterinarians treating uniquely sensitive avian and exotic patients.
  • Provides step-by-step instructions on specific techniques.
  • Helps beginners master endoscopic diagnosis and treatment and more experienced endoscopists utilize their endoscopic equipment to its fullest capacity.

Table of Contents

Part I: Flexible Endoscopy

    1. Endoscopic Instrumentation and Documentation for Flexible and Rigid Endoscopy
    2. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Instrumentation, Handling Technique, Training, and Implementation in Practice
    3. Esophagoscopy
    4. Gastroscopy
    5. Enteroscopic Examination of the Small Intestine
    6. Colonoscopy
    7. Endoscopic Removal of Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies
    8. Endoscopic Biopsy Specimen Collection and Histopathologic Considerations
    9. Endoscopic Placement of Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tubes
    10. Laryngoscopy and Tracheobronchoscopy of the Dog and Cat
    11. Part II: Rigid Endoscopy

    12. Stapling and Energy Devices for Endoscopic Surgery
    13. Application of Laser Energy with Endoscopic Visualization
    14. Endoscopic Knot Tying and Suturing
    15. Psychomotor Training and Virtual Reality
    16. Laparoscopy
    17. Thoracoscopy
    18. Cystoscopy
    19. Vaginoscopy and Transcervical Catheterization in the Bitch
    20. Rhinoscopy
    21. Otososcopy
    22. Arthroscopy
    23. Exotic Pets
    24. Marketing Endoscopic Services in the Clinic
    25. New Technologies on the Horizon

Details

No. of pages:
696
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323055789
Electronic ISBN:
9780323168281

About the editors

Todd Tams

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Medical Officer, VCA Antech, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; Staff Internist, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, West Los Angeles, CA

Clarence Rawlings

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus Small Animal Surgery, Department of Small Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA