Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery provides an introduction to the fundamentals of small animal soft tissue surgery, covering the core principles that underpin all surgery, and key areas of general soft tissue surgery undertaken in general small animal practice. Emphasis is placed on current veterinary practice, the application of basic principles and the importance of patient assessment and appropriate decision making. With a practical focus, the book provides a clear, well-illustrated description of a readily applicable technique for each of the potential problems that face new graduates within non-specialist practices. The learning outcomes at the start of each section define the key areas for undergraduates to focus on and self-assessment MCQs at the end of each section help re-inforce learning outcomes. The text also contains information to enable newly qualified graduates to assess more complex conditions that are frequently encountered in small animal practice. For many practitioners who do not develop a strong interest in more advanced surgery, this text will provide a solid surgical text to last throughout their veterinary career. To enhance accessibility to undergraduate students, the text will emphasise the application of a small number of key principles and limit detailed descriptions to a reduced number of key procedures.
Donald Yool has extensive experience working in the field of small animal soft tissue surgery and of undergraduate teaching. He has held the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2004 and is a recognized specialist of the European Board of Veterinary Specialization. He currently works at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh where he is the Head of Soft Tissue Surgery.
Part I: Basic Surgical Principles 1: Applying Halsted's Principles 2: Prophylactic, Perioperative Antimicrobials 3: Suture Materials, Staples, and Tissue Adhesive 4: Suture Patterns and Knots 5: Surgical Instruments 6: Nutritional Support Part II: Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery 7: Wound Management 8: Reconstructive Surgery 9: Oncological Surgery and Skin Tumours Part III: Abdominal Surgery 10: Principles of Abdominal Surgery 11: Hernias and Ruptures 12: Gastrointestinal Surgery 13: Peritonitis Management and the 'Acute Abdomen' 14: Ovarian and Uterine Surgery 15: Testicular Surgery 16: Urinary Tract Surgery 17: Splenic Surgery 18: Hepatic Surgery Part IV: Head and Neck Surgery 19: Ear Surgery 20: Upper Respiratory Tract, Laryngeal, and Tracheal Surgery 21: Upper Digestive Tract Surgery Part V: Endocrine Surgery 22: Endocrine Surgery Part VI: Principles of Thoracic Surgery 23: Management of Pleural Disease 24: Principles of Thoracic Surgery