Textbook of Small Animal Surgery

3rd Edition

2-Volume Set


  • Douglas Slatter
    • Print ISBN 9780721686073

    Key Features

    • Contributors from three different continents and 17 countries, outstanding in their fields, lend a global perspective to the work.
    • Extensive, high-quality illustrations aid the reader in clear visualization of techniques, instrumentation, and diagnosis.
    • References for each chapter direct the reader to further sources of information.
    • An appendix of normal laboratory values for the dog and cat put this essential information within easy reach.
    • A cardiopulmonary resuscitation algorithm is printed on the inside front cover for quick and easy reference.
    • A quick guide to evaluation and initial stabilization of life-threatening cardiopulmonary complications is printed on the inside back cover for immediate access to crucial information.

    Table of Contents

    Section 1 Surgical Biology
    1. Shock: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    2. Fluids, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Therapy
    3. Hemostasis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion
    4. Wound Repair and Specific Response to Injury
    5. Nutritional Support of Hospitalized Cats and Dogs
    6. Surgical Wound Infection and the Use of Antimicrobials
    7. Organ Transplantation in Clinical Veterinary Practice
    8. Trauma: Epidemiology and Mechanisms
    9. Biomaterials and Surgical Implants

    Section 2 Surgical Methods
    10. Principles of Surgical Asepsis
    11. Sterilization
    12. Assessment and Preparation of the Surgical Patient and the Operating Team
    13. Surgical Facilities and Equipment
    14. Surgical Instruments
    15. Basic Operative Techniques
    16. Cryosurgery
    17. Surgical Lasers
    18. Suture Materials, Tissue Adhesives, Staplers, and Ligating Clips
    19. Bandages and Drains

    Section 3 Skin and Adnexa
    20. The Integument
    21. Superficial Skin Wounds
    22. Principles of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    23. Pedicle Grafts
    24. Skin Grafts
    25. Surgical Treatment of Specific Skin Disorders
    26. Burns: Thermal, Electrical, Chemical, and Cold Injuries

    Section 4 Body Cavities and Hernias
    27. Thoracic Wall
    28. Pleura and Pleural Space
    29. Abdominal Wall
    30. Peritoneum and Peritoneal Cavity
    31. Hernias
    32. Abdominal Hernias
    33. Diaphragmatic, Pericardial, and Hiatal Hernia
    34. Perineal Hernia

    Section 5 Gastrointestinal System
    35. Functional Anatomy of the Digestive System
    36. Physiology of the Digestive System
    37. Pathophysiology of Gastrointestinal Disease
    38. Tongue, Lips, Cheeks, Pharynx, and Salivary Glands
    39. Esophagus
    40. Stomach
    41. Small Intestines
    42. Large Intestine
    43. Rectum and Anus
    44. Liver and Biliary System
    45. Portosystemic Shunts and Other Hepatic Vascular Anomalies
    46. Surgery of the Exocrine Pancreas

    Section 6 Respiratory Sys


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