Equine surgery
Equine surgery
5th ed., 1882 pages, 1000 ill., Elsevier, November 2018
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Equip yourself for success with the only book on the market that covers all aspects of equine surgery! Equine Surgery, 5th Edition prepares you to manage each surgical condition by understanding its pathophysiology and evaluating alternative surgical approaches. Explanations in the book 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. In addition to diagnostic imaging and orthopedic coverage, it includes in-depth information on anesthesia, the integumentary system (including wound management, reconstructive surgery, and skin grafting), the alimentary system, respiratory, and urogenital systems.
Key Features
  • Complete coverage of all the 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 up-to-date with best practices.

Section I: Surgical Biology
1. Shock: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Physiologic Response to Trauma
2. The Systemic Inflammatory Response
3. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Therapy
4. Hemostasis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion
5. Wound Healing
6. Metabolism and Nutritional Support of the Surgical Patient
7. Surgical Site Infection
8. Regenerative Medicine 
Section II: Surgical Methods
9. Hygiene in the Surgical Area: Surgical Textiles, Instrument, Processing, Antiseptics and Disinfection 
10.Preparation of Surgery: Decision Making / Operative Risk, Patient, Facility, Operating Team, Report  
11.Surgical Instruments 
12.Surgical Techniques
13.Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
15.Lasers in Veterinary Surgery
16.Suture Materials and Patterns,
17.Drains, Bandages, 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.Complications of Inhalation Anesthesia and Their Management
23.Chemical Restraint for Standing Procedures
24.Equine Pain Management
Section IV: Integumentary System      
25.Principles of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
26.Skin Grafting
27.Management of Superficial Wounds, Deep and Chronic Wounds, Sinus Tracts, and Fistulas
28.Skin Conditions Amenable to Surgery
Section V:  Alimentary System
Upper Alimentary System 

29.Oral Cavity and Salivary Glands  
31.Stomach and Duodenum
32.Spleen and Liver
Lower Alimantary System
33.Colic: Diagnosis, Surgical Decision, Preoperative Management, and Surgical Approaches to the Abdomen
34.Principles of Intestinal Surgery and Determination of Intestinal Viability
35.Jejunum and Ileum 
37.Large Colon
38.Transverse and Small Colon 
39.Rectum and Anus 
40.Abdominal Hernias
41.Postoperative Care, Complications, And Reoperation Of The Colic Patient
Section VI:   Respiratory System       
42.Overview of the Upper Airway Function    
43.Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Disease  
44.Nasal Passages and Paranasal Sinuses  
47.Guttural Pouch      
49.Thoracic Disorders
Section VII:   Nervous System                 
50.Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
51.Diagnostic Procedures     
52.Pharmaceutical Considerations for Treatment of the Central Nervous System
53.Vertebral Column and Spinal Cord
54.Neurocranium and Brain
55.Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Section VIII: Eye and Adnexa                 
56.Surgery of the Globe and Orbit    
57.Adnexal Surgery    
58.Surgery of the Ocular Surface
59.Intraocular Surgery   
Section IX: Reproductive System   
61.Penis and Prepuce   
62.Vulva, Vestibule, Vagina and Cervix
63.Uterus and Ovaries
Section X:  Urinary System       
64.Diagnostic Techniques and Principles of Urinary Tract Surgery     
65.Kidneys and Ureters 
Section XI: Diagnostic Imaging
70.Nuclear Scintigraphy
71.Computed Tomography
72.Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Section XII: Musculoskeletal System
73.Diagnostic and Regional Surgical Anesthesia of the Limbs and Axial Skeleton
74.Emergency Treatment and Transportation of Equine Fracture Patients
75.Bone Biology and Fracture Healing
76.Metallic Instruments and Implants
77.Principles of Fracture Treatment
78.Bone Grafts and Bone Replacements
79.Synovial Joint Biology and Pathobiology
80.Medical Treatment of Joint Disease
81.Surgical Treatment of Joint Disease
82.Arthrodesis Techniques
83.Management of Bursitis
84.Diagnosis and Management of Tendon and Ligament Disorders
85.Biology and Management of Muscle Disorders and Diseases
86.Synovial and Osseous Infections         
87.Angular Limb Deformities        
88.Flexural Limb Deformities    
89.Osteochondrosis Dissecans
90.Subchondral Bone Cysts (SCLs)  
92.Phalanges and Metacarpophalangeal and Metatarsophalangeal Joints
93.Third Metacarpal / Metatarsal Bones
94.Vestigial Metacarpal and Metatarsal Bones
96.Radius and Ulna
102.Femur and Pelvis
103.Temporomandibular Joint Disorders   
104.Craniomaxillofacial Disorders
105.Postoperative Rehabilitation for the Orthopedic Patient  

Jorg Auer
Affiliations and Expertise
Diplomate ACVS, ECVS, Professor of Surgery, Director, Veterinary Surgery Clinic, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
John Stick
Affiliations and Expertise
Diplomate ACVS, Professor and Chief of Staff, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Item Code: EQUIN327
ISBN: 9780323484206
Weigth: 4000 g
Species: Horse
Discipline: General surgery
VAT: VAT Exempt