Small Animal Surgery

Small Animal Surgery

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1640 pages
  • 222 x 281 x 60.96mm | 3,538.02g
  • Mosby
  • St Louis, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • Approx. 4480 illustrations (4480 in full color)
  • 0323100791
  • 9780323100793
  • 55,942

Table of contents

Part I: General Surgical Principles

Principles of Surgical Asepsis
Sterilization and Disinfection
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
Surgical Instrumentation
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
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"a very worthwhile contribution to veterinary science."
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About Theresa Welch Fossum

Theresa (Terry) W. Fossum is the Vice President for Research and Strategic Initiatives and a Professor of Veterinary Surgery at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. She was appointed as a special assistant to the Secretary of Energy in October 2017 to assist the Department of Energy in developing its STEM and Workforce Initiatives. Dr. Fossum graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. After completing an internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital the following year, she went on to do a surgery residency and Master's degree at the Ohio State University. She received board certification in Surgery (ACVS) in 1987 and joined the faculty at Texas A&M University (TAMU) later that year, where she eventually held an Endowed Chair in Veterinary Surgery. In 1992, she completed a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology. Dr. Fossum is a world renowned veterinary surgeon and was the founder and served as the Clinical Director of the Michael E. DeBakey Institute at TAMU. She has presented thousands of hours of continuing education in the US and worldwide and in 2007 was named "Continuing Education Presenter of the Year at the Western Veterinary Conference. Additionally, she has mentored numerous surgery residents and graduate students throughout her career.

Dr. Fossum is a previous recipient of the Wiley Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Medicine Award and the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award at Texas A&M University. Dr. Fossum has authored or co-authored over 100 manuscripts in refereed journals. In 2004, she received the Texas Society for Biomedical Research Award in recognition and appreciation for her many years of dedicated service to the science, research and medical communities in the State of Texas. She is a Distinguished Alumnus at The Ohio State University and received the Texas A&M University System "Innovator of the Year Award . She currently serves on the Board of Directors at WVC and is a Trustee of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
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