Small Animal Surgery Textbook - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323093125

Small Animal Surgery Textbook

3rd Edition

Authors: Theresa Fossum
eBook ISBN: 9780323167970
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 3rd January 2007
Page Count: 1632

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The 3rd edition of this classic textbook continues to serve 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 that might be referred to specialists such as craniotomy, ventral slots, and lung lobectomy. Discussions of general surgical procedures include sterile technique, surgical instrumentation, suturing, preoperative care, and antibiotic use. Key sections provide clinically relevant coverage of soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery.

Key Features

  • Over 1500 full color illustrations provide exceptionally clear representations of anatomy and currently accepted surgical techniques, including approaches and closure.
  • Over 600 full color photographs and radiographs offer clear images of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures.
  • Information on the most efficient and cost-saving sterilization techniques including scrubless and waterless preparation solutions.
  • General considerations and clinically relevant pathophysiology sections provide practical information for case management.
  • Step-by-step instructions for surgical techniques are presented in italicized blue type for quick and easy reference.
  • Special icons identify advanced procedures that should be referred to an experienced surgeon or specialist.
  • Color-coded tables and boxes call attention to specific data, offering at-a-glance access to key information such as drug dosages, clinical signs, and analgesic protocols.
  • Anesthesia Protocols provide quick and easy access to recommendations for anesthetizing animals with particular diseases or disorders.

Table of Contents

Part I: General surgical principles

1. Principles of surgical asepsis

2. Sterilization and disinfection

3. Surgical facilities, equipment, and personnel

4. Care and maintenance of the surgical environment

5. Preoperative and Intraoperative Care of the Surgical Patient

6. Preparation of the operative site

7. Preparation of the surgical team

8. Surgical instrumentation

9. Biomaterials, suturing and hemostasis

10. Surgical infections and antibiotic selection

11. Postoperative care of the surgical patient

12. Fundamentals of physical rehabilitation

13. Perioperative Multimodal Analgesic Therapy

14. Principles of minimally invasive surgery

Part II: Soft tissue surgery

15. Surgery of the integumentary system

16. Surgery of the eye

17. Surgery of the ear

18. Surgery of the abdominal cavity

19. Surgery of the digestive system

20. Surgery of the liver

21. Surgery of the extrahepatic biliary system

22. Surgery of the endocrine system

23. Surgery of the hemolymphatic system

24. Surgery of the kidney and ureter

25. Surgery of the bladder and urethra

26. Surgery of the reproductive and genital systems

27. Surgery of the cardiovascular system

28. Surgery of the upper respiratory system

29. Surgery of the lower respiratory system: lungs and thoracic wall

30. Surgery of the lower respiratory system: pleural cavity and diaphragm

Part III: Orthopedics

31. Fundamentals of orthopedic surgery and Fracture Management

32. Management of specific fractures

33. Diseases of the joints

34. Management of muscle and tendon injury or disease

35. Other diseases of bones and joints

Part IV: Neurosurgery

36. Fundamentals of neurosurgery

37. Surgery of the brain

38. Surgery of the cervical spine

39. Surgery of the thoracolumbar spine

40. Surgery of the lumbosacral spine

41. Nonsurgical diseases of the spine


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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