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BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-905319-67-1
288 pages
August 2014
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Description

The BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to perform the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures commonly performed in small animal veterinary practice. In addition, routine clinical examination of the major body systems, and protocols for the management of selected emergencies, are described.

In addition to the actual technique, each procedure has information on indications and contraindications, equipment required, and potential complications, together with the editors’ own hints and tips. Details of BSAVA Manuals where wider information can be found, such as interpretation of results, are given throughout.

All procedures have been reviewed and updated to ensure that this remains a truly useful resource for the veterinary team.

New for this edition:
  • Edrophonium response test
  • Gall bladder aspiration
  • Gastric decontamination
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Separate section on system examinations
  • Additional illustrations, many in full colour
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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

List of Abbreviations

System examinations

Cardiorespiratory examination
Dermatological examination
Neurological examination
Ophthalmic examination
Orthopaedic examination

Procedures A to Z

A

Abdominocentesis; ACTH response test; Anaphylaxis – emergency treatment; Arthrocentesis; Aseptic preparation – (a) non-surgical procedures; Aseptic preparation – (b) surgical procedures

B

Barium contrast media; Barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract – (a) oesophagus; Barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract – (b) stomach and small intestine; Barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract – (c) large intestine; Blood pressure measurement – (a) direct; Blood pressure measurement – (b) indirect; Blood sampling – (a) arterial; Blood sampling – (b) venous; Blood smear preparation; Blood transfusion – (a) collection; Blood transfusion – (b) cross-matching; Blood transfusion – (c) typing; Blood transfusion – (d) giving; Bone biopsy -- needle core; Bone marrow aspiration; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Bronchoscopy; Buccal mucosal bleeding time

C

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Cast application; Cerebrospinal fluid sampling; Cerebrospinal fluid sampling -- (a) cerebellomedullary cistern; Cerebrospinal fluid sampling -- (b) lumbar cistern; Cystocentesis

D

Dexamethasone suppression test – low dose; Diagnostic peritoneal lavage

E

Edrophonium response test; Ehmer sling; Elbow luxation (lateral) – closed reduction; Electrocardiography; Endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract -- (a) upper tract; Endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract – (b) lower tract; Endotracheal wash

F

Fine needle aspiration

G

Gall bladder aspiration; Gastric decompression -- (a) orogastric intubation; Gastric decompression -- (b) percutaneous needle; Gastric decontamination; Gastrostomy tube placement – (a) endoscopic; Gastrostomy tube placement – (b) surgical

H

Haemagglutination test; Hip luxation – closed reduction

I

Intraosseous cannula placement; Intravenous catheter placement – (a) peripheral veins; Intravenous catheter placement – (b) jugular vein (modified Seldinger technique); Intravenous urography; Iodinated contrast media

L

Local anaesthesia -- nerve blocks

M

Myringotomy

N

Nasal oxygen administration; Naso-oesophageal tube placement

O

Oesophagostomy tube placement; Otoscopy

P

Pericardiocentesis; Peritoneal dialysis; Platelet count; Prostatic wash

R

Retrograde urethrography/vaginourethrography; Rhinoscopy

S

Seizures -- emergency protocol; Skin biopsy -- punch biopsy; Soft padded bandage; Spica splint

T

Thoracocentesis -- needle; Thoracostomy tube placement -- (a) trocar tube; Thoracostomy tube placement -- (b) small-bore wire-guided; Tissue biopsy -- needle core; Tracheostomy; Transtracheal wash

U

Urethral catheterization – (a) male dog; Urethral catheterization – (b) bitch; Urethral catheterization – (c) tomcat; Urethral catheterization – (d) tomcat with a blocked urethra; Urethral catheterization – (e) queen; Urethral retrograde urohydropulsion in a male dog; Urinalysis

V

Velpeau sling

W

Water deprivation test; Whole blood clotting time

Index

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Author Information

Nick Bexfield BVetMed PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA CBiol FSB MRCVS
European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine and Oncology
School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire, UK

Karla Lee MA VetMB PhD CertSAS DipECVS PGCAP FHEA MRCVS
European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Senior Lecturer, Small Animal Surgery
Clinical Science and Services
The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

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Reviews

“Overall, this is a well-written book with excellent illustrations that is easy to follow. It achieves its stated purpose and will be beneficial as a quick and useful reference guide for students, veterinarians, and veterinary hospital staff members.”  (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2015)

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