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.
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.
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.
"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."
Vet Today, March 2013
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
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