Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery
Fred Anthony Mann
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Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery offers a thorough introduction to the surgical principles essential to good veterinary practice. With many high-quality pencil drawings and clinical photographs to complement the detailed descriptions, the book is a useful resource for building basic surgery skills. Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery is designed to provide a grounding in the foundations of veterinary surgical practice and an understanding of the practical application of surgical techniques.
Covering topics ranging from assessment and surgical pack preparation to aseptic technique and postoperative pain management, the book is a valuable reference for surgical procedure training in veterinary or veterinary technician schools, and serves as a refresher for veterinarians and technicians in practice.
surgery and there is a level of contamination that is present in all wounds. There is a preponderance of evidence supporting that 105 organisms per gram of tissue or per milliliter of fluid constitutes an infection. In most cases, an immunocompetent individual would be able to clear pathogens in lower concentrations without intervention. An infection may develop due to impaired host defenses and characteristics of the bacterial inoculums, and as a result of various local factors, such as tissue
systemic iodine concentration and transient thyroid dysfunction. Systemic absorption of iodine is of concern especially in very young animals, patients with large open wounds, or patients that have severe burns. Metabolic acidosis has also been reported with repeat application. Iodine containing detergents are commonly used when preparing the patient’s skin for surgical incision or the surgeon’s skin prior to donning sterile surgical gloves. Chlorhexidine is effective against a wide range of
collection. The BMBT is also indicated to assess the bleeding tendency of patients with suspected thrombocytopathia, such as dogs that have been treated with aspirin. Platelet counts and coagulation panels are necessary for any patient showing signs of easy bruising, ecchymoses, or petechia pre- or postoperatively. Platelet counts and coagulation panels should also be run for patients undergoing procedures where significant hemorrhage is possible and adequate hemostasis may not be directly
of injury 1. Puncture wound 2. Sharp laceration 3. Sharp laceration with tissue loss (anatomic degloving) 4. Blunt injury (physiologic degloving) Owner’s financial limitations 1. Is second intention closure really more economical than surgical closure? 2. Is primary closure ever warranted if dehiscence is likely? Wound Classification Clean wounds are rare with acute injury. The best example of a clean wound is a surgical incision in aseptically prepared skin that does not penetrate a contaminated
analgesic drug prior to induction of anesthesia. Moreover, the excitatory effects of thiopental can be minimized if approximately half of the calculated bolus is administered rapidly (the remaining drug should be given incrementally and to effect). Propofol administration is not typically associated with excitatory behavior, and side-effects like hypotension and apnea can be decreased by giving the drug slowly and to effect. Repeated daily administration of propofol may cause oxidative damage to