Equine Surgery, 4th Edition
Jorg A. Auer, Dr Med Vet, Dr hc MS, Dipl ACVS, ECVS
John A. Stick, DVM, Dipl ACVS

 

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The authors bring this 4th edition with the goal of maintaining the high standard of the previous edition, inviting recent diplomates and residents preparing for their board examinations, to research the third edition for areas that might be updated or revised. These recommendation were provided to the contributors for guidance.

With over 70 contributors, nearly all boarded, the book is brought up to date in every aspect of surgical technique, relevance, and skill.

New material includes expanded coverage on current or new topics throughout the book; the addition of a chapter on regenerative/therapeutic medicine; expansion of the section of diagnostic imaging, reorganization and updated material an eye and adnexa; temporomandibular joint disorders, and postoperative physiotherapy for the orthopedic patient.

There are 12 sections; Section I: Surgical Biology; Section II: Surgical Methods; Section III: Recent Advances in Anesthesia; Section IV: Integumentary System ; Section V: Alimentary System; Section VI: Respiratory System; Section VII: Nervous System; Section VIII: Eye and Adnexa; Section IX: Reproductive System; Section X: Urinary System; Section XI: Diagnostic Imaging Examination; Section XII: Musculoskeletal System.

Section XII is by far the most covered section, but a glance at the Table of Contents on the Elsevier website will give you a full list of all chapters within the sections.

By need, the first chapter deals with shock and response to trauma. Charts guide you through hypovolemia and increased intravascular volume/cardiac output. Administration of fluids is covered with recommendations on crystalloids vs colloids. Various methods of monitoring response are suggested. The following chapter covers fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base therapy.

The section on surgical site infection is important as it discusses, among other things, current therapies and risk factors, minimally invasive techniques, bandages and drains, and treatment of infections.

One interesting area is the chapter on the use of lasers. Still new in many practices, often clinicians find themselves with this expensive piece of equipment and not enough training of how it can be useful in the practice.

The photos and drawings are exceptional.

This is one of those books that begs to be present for perusal prior to need. The chapters and illustrations make good reading when you have a few minutes to examine the book. It is one that you will want to read as soon as you receive it. Some of these techniques need not be limited to horses. All clinicians will learn something here.

Elsevier, 2012. 1536 pages, fully illustrated.

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0867-7


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Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
 
Atlas SA Wound 3rd Ed.
 
BSAVA Can. Fel. Endoscopy
 
BSAVA Can. Fel. Wound 2nd Ed.
 
BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging (VSPN)
 
Complications in Small Animal Surgery 1at Ed
 
Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse, 4th Edition (VSPN)
 
Equine Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction
 
You are hereEquine Surgery, 4th Ed.
 
Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery (VSPN)
 
Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents, Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 3rd ed
 
Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery
 
Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery 1st ed
 
How to Use Leg Wraps, Bandages and Boots (VSPN Review)
 
Inspecting Surgical Instruments – An Illustrated Guide (VSPN Review)
 
Manual Soft Surg.
 
Noordsy’s Food Animal Surgery, 5th Edition (VSPN)
 
Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets
 
Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets
 
Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets
 
Reconstructive Surgery and Wound Management of the Dog and Cat
 
Reconstructive Surgery and Wound Management of the Dog and Cat (VSPN)
 
Small Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy
 
Small Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy (VSPN)
 
Small Animal Surgical Emergencies
 
Small Animal Surgical Nursing Skills and Concepts 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Surgical Complications: Equine
 
Surgical Patient Care for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
 
Suturing Principles and Techniques in Laboratory Animal Surgery (VSPN)
 
The Feline Patient 4th edition (VSPN Review)
 
The Little Book of CT in Veterinary Medicine: A PRACTICAL Guide to CT Technique for Technicians and Veterinarians
 
Vet. Laser Surgery
 
Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal
 
Wound Care Equine
 
* Atlas Orthopedic Surg. Dog Cat
 
* BSAVA Wound Mgmt.
 
* External Fixation SA
 
* Handbook Equine Wound
 
* Lasers Med. Surgery
 
* Manual Equine Field Surgery
 
* SA Ophthalmic Surgery
 
* SA Surg. Nursing (VSPN Review)
 
* SA Surgery 2nd Ed.
Swine
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Date Published: September 20, 2012

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