Small Animal Surgery Expert Consult - Online and print - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323077620, 9780323315593

Small Animal Surgery Expert Consult - Online and print

4th Edition

Authors: Theresa Fossum
Print ISBN: 9780323077620
eBook ISBN: 9780323315593
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 2nd August 2012
Page Count: 1640


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.

Key Features

  • Well illustrated, step-by-step instructions for surgical techniques provide quick reference to practical how-to information in emergency and clinical situations.
  • Coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including radiographs, CT, MRI, and digital imaging, explores the most useful imaging modalities for demonstrating areas of surgical concern.
  • Access to the continually updated companion website for the life of this edition includes:
    • Bi-monthly content updates provide cutting-edge information on surgery developments
    • Video clips of step-by-step surgical procedures
    • Customizable and printable aftercare instructions
    • Interactive Fracture Planner
    • Case presentations
    • Neurosurgery video clips
    • References linked to PubMed

  • Over 1500 full color images offer exceptionally clear representations of anatomy and currently accepted surgical techniques, including approaches and closure.
  • Anesthesia Protocols offer easy access to recommendations for anesthetizing animals with particular diseases or disorders.
  • Notes boxes call attention to specific data, offering at-a-glance access to key information.

Table of Contents

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 Re


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About the Author

Theresa Fossum

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


"Fossum's 1629 pages is completed by video clips and on-going updates which are available online. In the fourth edition of what has already become a must have for any small animal practice, students and practitioners alike will find step-by-step guidance for nearly every procedure...(The book is) well illustrated  with drawings and pictures and references are either available online or at the end of the chapter."

Vet Today, March 2013