Suturing Principles and Techniques in Laboratory Animal Surgery
John J. Bogdanske, Scott Hubbard-Van Stelle,
Margaret Rankin Riley, Beth M. Schiffman

VSPN Review by  Stephen Cital RVT, RLAT, SRA Star
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As a research technician that engages in the art of suturing regularly I was excited to receive this compact book and DVD. I was not disappointed! I cracked open this text, which is able to lie flat with its spiral binding, and began to read its simple and to the point text. The introduction begins with an explanation of what and why sutures are placed as well as the necessary implements used in the process. I was delighted to see crisp and color pictures for every single thing described. The pictures throughout the book are so good the text could be removed completely and you could still learn how to suture like a pro.  Chapter 3 helps the trainee select the appropriate suture for their patient, discussing size, composition and manufacturer recommendations while Chapter 4 and 5 is where the real action begins with step-by-step descriptions and pictures for every throw. The authors were clever in not only their use of pictures of placing sutures, but also a two-toned rope so one can clearly see the cross overs and how knots are formed. The authors further proved their brilliance by discussing suturing of exotics species, including amphibians, fish and birds as found in chapter 7.

The DVD component is not necessarily needed, but definitely adds to the text with demonstrations of each suture pattern discussed. I thought the clarity of the DVD while watching was a bit grainy, but it did not inhibit my ability to follow or learn the technique. It is possible the quality-related issue was just my DVD player and not necessarily the disc itself.

I highly recommend this book to any veterinary professional, not just lab animal veterinary technicians. It certainly will be used in suture technique classes I teach from here on out!

Publisher: CRC Press, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-4665-5343-9

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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
 
* Technique LA Surgery 3rd Ed.
 
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
 
Equine 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
 
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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
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: July 23, 2014

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