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High Volume Spay and Neuter: A Safe and Time Efficient Approach

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Approaching high-volume spay and neuter as a separate discipline, this comprehensive reference addresses the unique challenges of this branch of shelter medicine. You will learn how to become faster at performing these procedures in a variety of settings, while still maintaining the safety of the patient. Safety is emphasized throughout with guidance on how to best treat patients with unknown medical histories and financial constraints that restrict the ability to do pre-anesthetic blood work. Special attention is given to considerations about surgical technique, as well as topics such as suture selection and size, suture pattern, patient order, medications, and aftercare. Coverage of mobile veterinary services examines how to provide low-cost spay and neuter to underserved communities with this emerging trend in the industry.

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Introduction

  1. How to Set Up the Surgery Suite for Maximum Efficiency. (Includes photos showing set-ups in mobile and stationary suites)
  2. Suture Selection and Size for Maximum Safety. (Includes table showing characteristics on commonly used types of suture)
  3. Suture Pattern Selection for Maximum Safety and Efficiency (Including illustrations of various patterns)
  4. Maintaining Sterility (autoclaving, gowns, gloves, scrub, prep)
  5. Prophylactic Antibiotics (considerations such as feral status, post-op environment, possible break in sterility during surgery)
  6. How Order Of Surgical Patients Effects Efficiency
  7. Patient Recovery (Multiple Patients At Once; ways to combat hypothermia, hypoglycemia, dehydration)
  8. Post-Surgical Care At Home. (Take Home Instructions, Where will your emergencies go? E-collars, pain meds, tranquilizers)
  9. Working Was a Team (Each team member has his/her job, consideration for each other=efficiency, how to be safely self-sufficient in surgery)
  10. Large Canine Spay Surgery: Technique, Variations, Troubleshooting.*
  11. Small Canine Spay Surgery: Technique, Variations, Troubleshooting.*
  12. Standard Feline Spay Surgery: Technique, Variations, Troubleshooting.*
  13. Auto-Ligation Feline Spay Surgery: Technique, Variations, Troubleshooting.*
  14. Feline neuter surgery: technique, variations, troubleshooting.*
  15. Ancillary Surgeries: (umbilical hernia repair, dewclaw removal)
  16. What to do in the Case of Complications: (dropped pedicle or stump, incised spleen, incised bladder or bowel, internal bleeding post op)
  17. Being Prepared for Major Complications: (cardiac arrest, spleen or kidney resection)
  18. Tattooing Protocol and Rationale
  19. Ergonomic Considerations and References

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    • SKU
      9780323695589
    • UPC/ISBN
      9780323695589
    • Stock Last Checked
      Nov 30, 2021
  • Manufacturer
    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Oct 9, 2021
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