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Master the surgical techniques needed to treat large animals! A comprehensive resource, Farm Animal Surgery, 2nd Edition provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to performing common, field-tested surgical procedures. Coverage includes key information such as patient examination and preparation, diagnostic imaging, surgical procedures by body system, anesthesia concerns, fluid therapy, and postoperative management. Written by large animal specialists Susan Fubini and Norm Ducharme, along with a team of expert contributors, this resource is also an invaluable tool in preparing for ACVS or ECVS board exams.

  • Consistent, logical organization makes it easy to find important information, with each section devoted to a single animal and chapters organized by body system.
  • Step-by-step guidelines cover bovine, sheep and goat, and swine surgeries by body system.
  • 775 full-color photographs and anatomic drawings illustrate common disorders, techniques, and equipment for large animal surgery.
  • Up-to-date information on key surgical techniques keeps you aware of advances in the field and practical knowledge of animal care.
  • 35 expert contributors provide a diverse, authoritative perspective on the many aspects of large animal surgery.
  • References are provided for very specialized procedures.
  • NEW surgical procedures are included for each species — many with illustrated, step-by-step instructions.
  • NEW coverage of the physical examination includes cow, swine, goats, and sheep, to facilitate more accurate diagnoses of medical or surgical conditions.



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Farm Animal Surgery
EDITORS Susan L. Fubini, DVM, Dipl ACVS Professor of Large Animal Surgery Department of Clinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University Ithaca, New York Norm G. Ducharme, DMV, MSc, Dipl ACVS James Law Professor of Large Animal Surgery Department of Clinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University Ithaca, New York
Table of Contents
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Title page
Preface Part I General Considerations to All Species
Chapter 1 Examination of the Surgical Patient Examination of Adult Cattle Examination of the Surgical Patient (Pig)
Chapter 2 Diagnostic Imaging Radiography Ultrasound Nuclear Medicine, CT, and MRI
Recommended Readings
Chapter 3 Presurgical Considerations Preoperative Preparation Surgical Considerations
Facilities and Restraining Devices
Downer Cows: Case Management and Appropriate Use of a Floating Tank Biosecurity
Special Considerations When Working with Rescue Organizations
Chapter 4 Fluid Therapy Estimating Rehydration Needs Choice of Solution
Fluid Therapy in Cattle without Metabolic Acidosis
Equipment and Techniques
Recommended Readings
Chapter 5 Sedation, General Anesthesia, and Analgesia Preparation for Sedation or General Anesthesia in Farm Animals Sedation of Farm Animals
Intravenous Catheterization
General Anesthesia Analgesia Local and Regional Anesthetic Techniques
Recommended Readings
Chapter 6 General Principles of Minimally Invasive Surgery Laparoscopic Surgery Thoracoscopy
Chapter 7 Postoperative Management Nutritional Management Motility Modifiers
Chapter 8 Neoplasia Neoplasia in Farm Animals—general overview Auxiliary Treatment of Neoplasia in Farm Animals
Chapter 9 Dentistry Anatomic Considerations Cattle and Small Ruminants
Pigs Common Pathology Mandibular and Maxillary Fractures Diagnosis
Oral Examination Radiography Treatment
Recommended Readings
Chapter 10 Surgery of the Eyes History, Examination, Ocular Analgesia, and Eyelid Akinesia Diagnosis of Globe and Orbit Diseases
General Surgical Techniques
Surgical Treatment of Specific Conditions
Recommended Readings
Chapter 11 Postmortem Examination Biosecurity and Biocontainment Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Ergonomics Equipment Sampling and Ancillary Testing
PM Procedure
Recommended Reading
Part II Bovine (Adult)
Chapter 12 Surgery of the Bovine (Adult) Integumentary System Wounds Skin Grafts
Insertion of a Nose Ring
Chapter 13 Surgery of the Bovine (Adult) Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems
Diagnostics Nasal Obstruction
Disorders of the Paranasal Sinuses
Disorders of the Nasopharynx
Disorders of the Larynx
Disorders of the Extrathoracic Trachea
Disorders of the Lungs and Pleural Cavity
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Disorders of the Pericardium
Diseases of the Vascular System: Thrombophlebitis and Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Chapter 14 Surgery of the Bovine Digestive System Surgical Diseases of the Oral Cavity Mandibular Fractures, Osteomyelitis, and neoplasia Esophageal Surgery
Approaches to the Bovine Abdomen
Surgery of the Ruminant Forestomach Compartments
Surgery of the Abomasum
Laparoscopic Abomasopexy
Abomasal Displacement (RDA) and Volvulus (RVA) to the Right: General Considerations
Small-Intestine Surgery in Cattle
Surgery of the Cecum
Surgery of the Colon
Intraabdominal and Retroperitoneal Abscesses
Surgery and the Peritoneum
Chapter 15 Surgery of the Bovine Musculoskeletal System Musculoskeletal Examination in Cattle Treatment of Pathologic Diseases
Sepsis of the Common Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath
Septic Arthritis (Excluding Digit)
Ligamentous Damage
Cranial cruciate rupture
Damage to the Collateral Ligaments of the Stifle
Gastrocnemius Rupture
Suspensory Ligament (Interosseus Muscle) Injury
Internal Fixation
External Fixation
Specific Fractures Sites
Fractures of the Humerus
Fractures of the Radius/Ulna
Fractures of the Metatarsal/Metacarpal
Pelvic Fractures
Sacral Fracture
Slipped Capital Femoral Physis
Fractures of the Femur
Fracture of the Tibia
Bone Sequestrum
Farrier Hoof Support/Management
Considerations for the Use of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Splints
Chapter 16 Surgery of the Bovine Reproductive System and Urinary Tract Surgery of the Male Reproductive Tract Testicular Biopsy
Surgery of the Female Reproductive Tract
Surgery of the Uterus
Surgery of the Vagina
Imperforate Hymen
Surgery of the Perineum
Surgery of the Mammary Gland
Teat Surgery
Surgery of the Kidney Surgery of the Urinary Bladder and Ureters Part III Calf
Chapter 17 Surgery of the Calf Gastrointestinal System Abomasal Disease Ruminal Distention in Calves
Small-Intestinal Surgery in Calves
Cecal Intussusceptions
Surgery of the Colon
Chapter 18 Surgery of the Calf Musculoskeletal System Polydactyly Surgery of Flexural and Hyperextension Deformities
Surgery of Angular and Rotational Limb Deformities
Surgery of Septic Joints
Patellar Luxation
Musculoskeletal System: Spastic Paresis (Elso Heel)
Chapter 19 Miscellaneous Abnormalities of the Calf Umbilicus Otitis Media/Interna: Calves Part IV Sheep and Goat
Chapter 20 Surgery of the Sheep and Goat Integumentary System Skinfold Ablation Predator Attack
Tail Docking
Caprine Disbudding and Dehorning
Descenting Bucks
Recommended Readings
Chapter 21 Surgery of the Sheep and Goat Digestive System
Surgery of the Forestomach Abomasotomy Exploratory Laparotomy
Surgical Procedure
Recommended Readings
Chapter 22 Surgery of the Sheep and Goat Musculoskeletal System Patellar Luxation in Sheep and Goats Summary
Recommended Readings
Chapter 23 Surgery of the Sheep and Goat Reproductive System and Urinary Tract Anesthesia and Restraint Surgery of the Male Reproductive and Urinary Tract
Chapter 24 Congenital Anomalies in the Sheep and Goat Intersex Cryptorchidism
Cleft Palate
Atresia Ani Recommended Readings Part V Swine
Chapter 25 Surgery of the Swine Digestive System Gastrointestinal Tract Recommended Readings
Chapter 26 Surgery of the Swine Musculoskeletal System Foot Problems (Claw Lesions) Fracture Repair
Chapter 27 Surgery of the Swine Reproductive System and Urinary Tract
Surgery of the Male Swine Reproductive System and Urinary Tract Surgery of the Female Swine Reproductive System and Urinary Tract
Ovariectomy for Sterilization of Pet Pigs
Choice of Procedure: Laparoscopic Ovariectomy vs. Open Ovariectomy or Ovariohysterectomy
Recommended Readings