Manual of Equine Field Surgery
David A. Wilson, DVM; Joanne Kramer, DVM; Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, DVM, PhD, Dr.h.c; Keith R. Branson, DVM

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This is a small book devoted to basic equine surgery in the field. All procedures described may be performed in the field, typically with less than one hour of anesthesia. The surgeries discussed do not invade the body cavity or joints. There is a DVD included, with more than 30 video clips of the procedures, supporting drawings and illustrations in the book.

Postoperative instructions, along with digital versions of the instructions, can be modified to develop individual instructions with the use of included templates.

The sections include Presurgical Preparation and Assessment; Limb Surgeries; Head and Neck Surgeries; Ophthalmic Surgeries; Male Urogenital Surgeries; Female Urogenital Surgeries; and Limited Abdominal Wall Surgeries.

The chapters walk the reader through the procedures and discuss indications, equipment, positioning and preparation, anatomy, procedure, postoperative care, expected outcome, complications, comments, and references.

The book is liberal with its illustrations (drawings and some photos) of each step. The directions are easy to follow, and the accompanying DVD is an excellent adjunct to the text.

Detailed Contents

  • Field Anesthesia
  • Available Protocol
  • Equipment Needed/Desired
  • Complications
  • Field Surgeries
  • Distal Limb
  • Head and Neck
  • Urogenital
  • Limited Abdominal
  • Distal Limb Surgeries
  • Periosteal Stripping
  • Distal Limb Perfusions
  • Tendon Laceration Repair
  • Palmar/Plantar Annular Ligament Resections
  • Lateral Digital Extensor Tenotomy
  • Medial Patellar Desmotomy
  • Inferior & Superior Check Ligament Desmotomy
  • Resect Distal Splint Bones
  • Deep Digital Flexor Tenotomy
  • Semitendinosus Tenotomy for Fibrotic Myopathy
  • Palmar Digital Neurectomy
  • Cast Application
  • Head & Neck Surgeries
  • Trephine Sinuses
  • Incisive Bone Fracture Repair
  • Patent Nasolacrimal Duct
  • Tracheotomy/Tracheostomy
  • Tooth Repulsion
  • Sternothyroideus Tenectomy/Sternohyoideus Myectomy
  • Modified Forsell's Procedure for Cribbing
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Eyelid Laceration Repair
  • Urogenital Surgeries
  • Male Castration
  • Cryptorchid Castration
  • Circumcision (Reefing) Procedure
  • Amputation of Penis
  • Urethrotomy
  • Urethrostomy
  • Female
  • Caslicks Procedure
  • Perineal Body Reconstruction
  • Urethroplasty
  • Rectovaginal Tear Repair
  • Rectovaginal Fistula Repair
  • Limited Abdominal
  • Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
  • Umbilical Herniorrhaphy

    Imprint: Saunders (publication date: May 2006).

    Paperback, 288 pages.

    ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-0270-3;

    ISBN-10: 1-4160-0270-7.


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    Date Published: October 31, 2006

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