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.
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
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.
New to this Edition
A new chapter on neurologic examination provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, electro-diagnostics, and basic MRI physics and principles, enabling you to perform a proper neurologic exam to detect problems in cats and dogs, some of which can be corrected via surgical repair.
A new chapter on regenerative medicine provides the most current information on stem cell research.
Differential diagnosis tables and boxes offer quick access to vital information, including how to avoid misdiagnosis of disorders that may mimic more commonly encountered surgical neurologic problems that are not actual disorders requiring surgical repair.
Surgical Facilities, Equipment, and Personnel and Care and Maintenance of the Surgical Environment
Preoperative and Intraoperative Care of the Surgical Patient
Preparation of the Operative Site
Preparation of the Surgical Team
Biomaterials, Suturing, and Suture Patterns
Surgical Infections and Antibiotic Selection
Nutritional Management of the Surgical Patient
Fundamentals of Physical Rehabilitation
Perioperative Multimodal Analgesic Therapy
Principles of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy
Advanced Imaging for Surgeons
Part II: Soft Tissue Surgery
Surgery of the Integumentary System
Surgery of the Eye
Surgery of the Ear
Surgery of the Abdominal Cavity
Surgery of the Digestive System
Surgery of the Liver
Surgery of the Extrahepatic Biliary System
Surgery of the Endocrine System
Surgery of the Hemolymphatic System
Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter
Surgery of the Bladder and Urethra
Surgery of the Reproductive and Genital Systems
Surgery of the Cardiovascular System
Surgery of the Upper Respiratory System
Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Lungs and Thoracic Wall
Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Pleural Cavity and Diaphragm
Part III: Orthopedics
Fundamentals of Orthopedic Surgery and Fracture Management
Management of Specific Fractures
Diseases of the Joints
Management of Muscle and Tendon Injury or Disease
Other Diseases of Bones and Joints
Part IV: Neurosurgery
Neurodiagnostic Overview for the Small Animal Surgeon
Neurologic Examination and Relevant Neuroanatomy
Surgery of the Brain
Surgery of the Cervical Spine
Surgery of the Thoracolumbar Spine
Surgery of the Cauda Equina
Nonsurgical Disorders of the Brain and Spine
Peripheral Nervous System Disorders
By Theresa Welch Fossum, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVS, Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
"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."