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Handbook on Field Veterinary Surgery

A.M. Pawde (Editor) H.P. Aithal (Editor) M.M.S. Zama (Editor)

Handbook on Field Veterinary Surgery is a compilation of scholarly and practical knowledge in the field of veterinary surgery to cater the needs of practicing veterinary surgeons and fresh graduates who intend to practice surgery. The book has 23 selected chapters covering a wide range of techniques describing common surgical conditions routinely encountered in the field practice. The chapters contributed by experienced surgeons and academicians in different areas include their practical experience and tips for the field vets and for the beginners. The prospects, and basic considerations and requirements of field level surgery are described in the beginning. The importance of asepsis and the methods of sterilization are practically described. Different types of sutures and suturing techniques are narrated with the help of diagrams. Management of common surgical conditions like wounds, tumours, urinary calculi, castration, caesarean section and ovariohyserectomy are detailed. Some of the emergency procedures like tracheostomy, oesophagotomy, rumenotomy, intestinal anastomosis, repair of hernias, perineal and rectal lacerations, atresia ani and recto-vaginal fistula etc. have been described in detail with the use quality photographs. Medial patellar desmotomy, a simple but important technique for the field veterinarians, is described in detail. In the chapter on fractures, the importance of first aid and simple techniques of external skeletal fixation have been detailed keeping in view the limited facilities at the field level. Principles of tendon surgery occupy another chapter in the book. Common affections of foot, teat, eye, and aural haematoma are also described for the benefit of field vets. Overall, this handbook is a very useful publication for all practicing veterinary surgeons and fresh veterinary graduates.

Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Prospects and recent advances in field level surgery. 2. Basic considerations for field level surgery. 3. Asepsis and sterilization. 4. Sutures and suturing techniques. 5. Management of wounds. 6. Mangement of tumours. 7. Affections of horns. 9. Management of basic eye affections in animals. 10. Tracheostomy and oesophagotomy in cattle. 11. Foreign body syndrome in bovines. 12. Medial patellar desmotomy. 13. Surgical management of intestinal obstruction. 14. Ventral herniorrhaphy. 15. Atresia ani and rectovaginal fistula. 16. Perineal laceration and rectal affections. 17. Management of urolithiasis in ruminants. 18. Castration of male animals. 19. Ovariohysterectomy in canines and felines. 20. Caesarean section. 21. Management of fractures. 22. Tendon surgery. 23. Teat surgery. Index.

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About the author

M.M.S. Zama

Dr. M.M.S.Zama obtained his Ph.D degree in 1995 from IVRI Izatnagar. Dr. Zama joined as Head, Division of Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar in May 2009 and as Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir university of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu in December 2014. He has published four books and about 120 papers in national and international journal. Dr. Zama has a teaching, research, extension and administrative experience of more than 30 years in the university and national Institute.

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Title Handbook on Field Veterinary Surgery
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.10.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351243106
length xv+174p., Tables; Figures; Tables; Index; 25cm.