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Advances in Equine Laparoscopy

Advances in Equine Laparoscopy

Claude A. Ragle (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-42447-6 August 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 364 Pages




Part of the Advances in Veterinary Surgery series copublished with the ACVS Foundation and Wiley-Blackwell, Advances in Equine Laparoscopy presents a state-of-the-art reference on laparoscopic skills and procedures in the horse. Chapters are written by the leading experts in the field, and each section includes a practical review of the published literature. Encompassing instrumentation, basic principles, and specific techniques, Advances in Equine Laparoscopy offers an up-to-date, reliable resource for comprehensive information about equine laparoscopy.

This current, well-referenced text begins with a section on the fundamentals of laparoscopy, then moves into sections on the clinical application of laparoscopic techniques in the standing or recumbent horse. A companion website offers eight video clips demonstrating selected procedures at Advances in Equine Laparoscopy is an invaluable guide for equine surgical specialists and equine clinicians interested in laparoscopic techniques.

Contributors ix

Foreword xi
John P. Walmsley

Foreword xv
Mark D. Markel, Chair of the Board of Trustees ACVS Foundation

Preface xvii

Acknowledgment xix

Section I Laparoscopic Skills and Instrumentation 3

1 Foundations of Laparoscopy 5
John P. Caron

2 Fundamental Laparoscopic Skills 13
Claude A. Ragle and Boel A. Fransson

3 Suturing and Knot-Tying Techniques 21
Fabrice Rossignol and Josef Boening

4 Fundamentals of Energy Sources 35
Scott E. Palmer

5 Reusable Equipment 41
Christopher J. Chamness

6 Disposable Equipment 57
John C. Huhn

Section II Laparoscopy in the Standing Horse 69

7 Sedation and Analgesia in the Standing Horse 71
Tamara Grubb

8 Diagnostic Techniques 83
Dean A. Hendrickson

9 Evaluation of Horses with Signs of Acute and Chronic Abdominal Pain 93
Andreas Klohnen

10 Closure of the Nephrosplenic Space 119
Michael Roecken

11 Adhesiolysis 129
Dean A. Hendrickson and Kayla Cochran

12 Mesenteric Rent Repair 135
Dean A. Hendrickson

13 Cryptorchidectomy 139
Dwayne H. Rodgerson

14 Peritoneal Flap Hernioplasty Technique for Preventing the Recurrence of Acquired Strangulating Inguinal Herniation in the Stallion 149
Hans Wilderjans

15 Inguinal Hernioplasty Using Cyanoacrylate 161
Fabrice Rossignol, Céline Mespoulhes-Rivière, and Josef Boening

16 Intersex Gonadectomy 167
Donna L. Shettko and Dean A. Hendrickson

17 Bilateral Ovariectomy in the Mare 177
Claude A. Ragle

18 Ovariectomy for the Removal of Large Pathologic Ovaries in Mares 189
Hans Wilderjans

19 Imbrication of the Mesometrium to Restore Normal, Horizontal Orientation of the Uterus in the Mare 203
Palle Brink, Jim Schumacher, and John Schumacher

20 Nephrectomy 211
Michael Roecken

21 Repair of the Ruptured Equine Bladder 221
Dean A. Hendrickson and Monika Lee

22 Equine Thoracoscopy 229
John Peroni

Section III Laparoscopy in the Recumbent Horse 239

23 General Anesthesia in the Recumbent Horse 241
Tamara Grubb

24 Colopexy 253
David G. Wilson

25 Mesh Incisional Hernioplasty 257
John P. Caron

26 Cryptorchidectomy 267
John P. Caron

27 Inguinal Hernioplasty 277
Fabrice Rossignol and Josef Boening

28 Inguinal Herniorrhaphy in the Foal 287
John P. Caron

29 Ovariectomy in the Mare 295
Ted Fischer

30 Ovariohysterectomy in the Mare 301
Claude A. Ragle

31 Laparoscopic- and Endoscopic-Assisted Removal of Cystic Calculi 311
Michael Roecken

32 Splenectomy 323
Ceri Sherlock and John Peroni

33 Hand-Assisted Laparoscopy 329
Dwayne H. Rodgerson

Index 335

This book is accompanied by a companion website:

The website includes: Video clips demonstrating selected techniques

“While the reviewer does not see this text as necessarily beneficial to all veterinary technicians, for veterinarians and those who are fortunate enough to be involved within a laparoscopic “practice” of dealing with equines, this book is a must have. For this reason I rate the book a 4 out of 5 star rating.”  (The VIN Book Reviews,6 September2013)

“Advances in Equine Laparoscopy provides excellent detail and is well referenced. Its illustrations and photography are outstanding in quality and in breadth. A companion website offers eight video clips demonstrating selected procedures. This book will prove invaluable for equine surgeons at any level of training and experience.”  (The Veterinary Record, 1 October 2013)

“This book will be a valued addition to the library of anyone interested in equine laparoscopy.  It complements older texts on equine laparoscopy and summarizes new information in a cohesive manner.”   (Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2013)

 “This is an excellent addition to the equine surgical library, and will serve as a very useful resource for equine surgeons interested in laparoscopic procedures.”  (Doody’s, 21 June 2013)

“This book is well laid out, easy to navigate and read. It provides comprehensive yet concise and accessible coverage of laparoscopic  procedures.  Particularly impressive is how the essential information for each surgical procedure is laid out chapter by chapter in a consistent manner.”  (Australian Veterinary Journal, 25 April 2013) 



Companion website

  • Presents a state-of-the-art summary of current knowledge on using laparoscopic techniques on equine patients
  • Surveys and condenses the peer-reviewed literature into a highly readable reference
  • Offers a thorough, up-to-date grounding in this important technique, allowing clinicians to improve their skills and knowledge
  • Written by the leading experts in the field of equine laparoscopy
  • Well illustrated to improve understanding of operative procedures
  • Includes access to a companion website offering 8 video clips to demonstrate selected techniques at