Equine Surgery - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Equine Surgery - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition


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.

  • 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.
  • NEW! More clinical detail on treatment, diagnosis, and procedures offers more practical information for the general equine practitioner while providing an up-to-date resource for specialists. Minimally invasive surgery and regenerative medicine also have a more prominent role in this edition.

  • NEW! Section on Diagnostic Imaging Examination includes chapters on Radiography, Ultrasonography, Nuclear Scintigraphy, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 

  • NEW! Completely updated sections including the Eye and Adnexa and Urinary System feature new authors and chapter content.

  • NEW! Expanded section on The Musculoskeletal System includes all new chapters on Metallic Instruments and Implants, Management of Bursitis, and Postoperative Physiotherapy Surgery for the Orthopedic Patient
  • ALL NEW! Chapters on Regenerative Medicine, Chemical Restraint for Long Standing, Radiography, Ultrasonography, Nuclear Scintigraphy, Computed Tomography, Metallic Instruments and Implants, Management of Bursitis, and Postoperative Physiotherapy for the Orthopedic Patient bring practitioners up to date with best practices.

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

31.  Esophagus

32.  Stomach and Spleen

33.  Colic: Diagnosis, Surgical Decision, and Preoperative Management

34.  Surgical Approaches to the Abdomen

35.  Principles of Intestinal Surgery and Determination of Intestinal Viability

36.  Small Intestine

37.  Large Intestine

38.  Rectum and Anus

39.  Abdominal Hernias

40.  Postoperative Care, Complications, and Reoperation

Section VI: Respiratory System

41.  Overview of the Upper Airway Function

42.  Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Disease

43.  Nasal Passages and Paranasal Sinuses

44.  Pharynx

45.  Larynx

46.  Guttural Pouch

47.  Trachea

48.  Thoracic Disorders

Section VII: Nervous System

49.  Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

50.  Diagnostic Procedures

51.  Developmental Vertebral Anomalies

52.  Surgical Treatment of Developmental Diseases of the Spinal Column

53.  Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Disorders of the Spinal Column

54.  Peripheral Nerve Injury

Section VIII: Eye and Adnexa

55.  Surgery of the Globe and Orbit

56.  Adnexal Surgery

57.  Surgery of the Ocular Surface

58.  Intraocular Surgery

Section IX: Reproductive System

59.  Testis

60.  Penis and Prepuce

61.  Vulva, Vestibule, Vagina and Cervix

62.  Uterus and Ovaries

Section X: Urinary System

63.  Diagnostic Techniques and Principles of Urinary Tract Surgery

64.  Kidneys and Ureters

65.  Bladder

66.  Urethra

Section XI: Diagnostic Imaging Examination

Jorg A. Auer, Dr Med Vet, MS, Diplomate ACVS, ECVS, Professor of Surgery, Director, Veterinary Surgery Clinic, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and John A. Stick, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Professor and Chief of Staff, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


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