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Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine

  • ID: 4428095
  • Book
  • August 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 712 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine offers anyone working in resource–limited environments a practical resource for delivering veterinary care outside the traditional hospital or clinic setting. Written and edited by leading experts, this important text is filled with real–life scenarios that offer an understanding of best practices for practicing veterinary medicine in the field or in field–like conditions. The book focuses on prioritizing resources to provide the best possible veterinary care.

Comprehensive in scope, this accessible guide integrates protocols for handling a wide variety of veterinary medical procedures and spay/neuter programs in the field. Topics covered include animal capture and transport, surgical procedures, temporary sheltering, diagnostic techniques, and much more, with concrete advice on meeting the challenges of working with limited resources. Providing all the answers needed when working in the field, Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine:

  • Offers the only comprehensive resource for best practices when practicing veterinary medicine in resource–limited environments
  • Integrates practical and cost–effective protocols where the ideal solution may not be available
  • Presents information on vital topics such as operating a field spay/neuter clinic, emergency sheltering, sanitation and surgical asepsis, preventive care practices, zoonotic diseases, and euthanasia
  • Serves as a quick reference guide for common surgical procedures, cytology interpretation, anesthesia and treatment protocols, and drug dosing

Written for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students, this carefully crafted guide to authoritative information for working in limited resource environments helps to improve animal welfare in the field setting.

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List of Contributors


Chapter 1: Introduction to working in the field 

Chapter 2. Stray dog population management

Chapter 3: Community engagement and education

Chapter 4: Humane canine handling, capture, and transportation

Chapter 5: Operating a field spay/neuter clinic

Chapter 6: General anesthesia and analgesia

Chapter 7: Regional anesthesia and local blocks

Chapter 8: Non–surgical fertility control

Chapter 9: Spay/neuter surgical techniques

Chapter 9.1: Orchiectomy and ovariohysterectomy midline approach

Chapter 9.2: Ovariohysterectomy flank approach

Chapter 10: Ancillary surgical procedures

Chapter 11: Sanitation and surgical asepsis

Chapter 12: Euthanasia in veterinary field projects

Chapter 13: Treatment protocols for commonly observed medical conditions  

Chapter 14:  Diagnostic techniques

Chapter 15: Emergency medicine and procedures 

Chapter 16: Wellness and preventive care

Chapter 17: Prevention considerations for common zoonotic diseases

Chapter 18: Emergency animal sheltering

Chapter 19: Program monitoring and evaluation

Chapter 20: Formulary

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Katherine Polak
Ann Therese Kommedal
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