BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice

BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice

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The BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to perform the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures commonly performed in small animal veterinary practice. In addition, routine clinical examination of the major body systems, and protocols for the management of selected emergencies, are described.

In addition to the actual technique, each procedure has information on indications and contraindications, equipment required, and potential complications, together with the editors' own hints and tips. Details of BSAVA Manuals where wider information can be found, such as interpretation of results, are given throughout.

All procedures have been reviewed and updated to ensure that this remains a truly useful resource for the veterinary team.

New for this edition:
Edrophonium response test Gall bladder aspiration Gastric decontamination Local anaesthesia Peritoneal dialysis Separate section on system examinations Additional illustrations, many in full colour
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 125 x 210 x 21mm | 528g
  • Quedgeley, Gloucs, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • illustrations (colour)
  • 1905319673
  • 9781905319671
  • 162,738

Table of contents

List of Abbreviations
System examinations
Cardiorespiratory examination
Dermatological examination
Neurological examination
Ophthalmic examination
Orthopaedic examination
Procedures A to Z
Abdominocentesis; ACTH response test; Anaphylaxis - emergency treatment; Arthrocentesis; Aseptic preparation - (a) non-surgical procedures; Aseptic preparation - (b) surgical procedures
Barium contrast media; Barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract - (a) oesophagus; Barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract - (b) stomach and small intestine; Barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract - (c) large intestine; Blood pressure measurement - (a) direct; Blood pressure measurement - (b) indirect; Blood sampling - (a) arterial; Blood sampling - (b) venous; Blood smear preparation; Blood transfusion - (a) collection; Blood transfusion - (b) cross-matching; Blood transfusion - (c) typing; Blood transfusion - (d) giving; Bone biopsy -- needle core; Bone marrow aspiration; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Bronchoscopy; Buccal mucosal bleeding time
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Cast application; Cerebrospinal fluid sampling; Cerebrospinal fluid sampling -- (a) cerebellomedullary cistern; Cerebrospinal fluid sampling -- (b) lumbar cistern; Cystocentesis
Dexamethasone suppression test - low dose; Diagnostic peritoneal lavage
Edrophonium response test; Ehmer sling; Elbow luxation (lateral) - closed reduction; Electrocardiography; Endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract -- (a) upper tract; Endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract - (b) lower tract; Endotracheal wash
Fine needle aspiration
Gall bladder aspiration; Gastric decompression -- (a) orogastric intubation; Gastric decompression -- (b) percutaneous needle; Gastric decontamination; Gastrostomy tube placement - (a) endoscopic; Gastrostomy tube placement - (b) surgical
Haemagglutination test; Hip luxation - closed reductionI
Intraosseous cannula placement; Intravenous catheter placement - (a) peripheral veins; Intravenous catheter placement - (b) jugular vein (modified Seldinger technique); Intravenous urography; Iodinated contrast media
Local anaesthesia -- nerve blocks
Nasal oxygen administration; Naso-oesophageal tube placement
Oesophagostomy tube placement; Otoscopy
Pericardiocentesis; Peritoneal dialysis; Platelet count; Prostatic wash
Retrograde urethrography/vaginourethrography; Rhinoscopy
Seizures -- emergency protocol; Skin biopsy -- punch biopsy; Soft padded bandage; Spica splint
Thoracocentesis -- needle; Thoracostomy tube placement -- (a) trocar tube; Thoracostomy tube placement -- (b) small-bore wire-guided; Tissue biopsy -- needle core; Tracheostomy; Transtracheal wash
Urethral catheterization - (a) male dog; Urethral catheterization - (b) bitch; Urethral catheterization - (c) tomcat; Urethral catheterization - (d) tomcat with a blocked urethra; Urethral catheterization - (e) queen; Urethral retrograde urohydropulsion in a male dog; Urinalysis
Velpeau sling
Water deprivation test; Whole blood clotting time
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"Overall, this is a well-written book with excellent illustrations that is easy to follow. It achieves its stated purpose and will be beneficial as a quick and useful reference guide for students, veterinarians, and veterinary hospital staff members." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2015)
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About Nick Bexfield

Nick Bexfield BVetMed PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA CBiol FSB MRCVS
European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine and Oncology
School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire, UK

European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Senior Lecturer, Small Animal Surgery
Clinical Science and Services
The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
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