BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Wound Management and by David Fowler, John M. Williams

By David Fowler, John M. Williams

Over the last 20 years, wound administration and reconstruction has turn into an more and more intriguing and significant quarter of veterinary surgical procedure. Our wisdom of the biology of wound therapeutic and of the criteria that give a contribution to irregular wound therapeutic has accelerated enormously. the appliance of latest dressing items, and novel surgical and microsurgical recommendations enable the veterinary healthcare professional to facilitate extra swift and useful recoveries, with fewer wound-related problems.

This booklet publications the reader during the simple rules of wound therapeutic and surgical strategy, delivering a superb foundation for selection making in perform. Chapters on open wound administration and drainage are by way of sections on pressure relieving ideas, epidermis grafting, flaps and microvascular reconstruction. issues of wound therapeutic are handled in detail.

This is a very transatlantic enterprise - the Canadian and united kingdom editors have commissioned chapters from said specialists of their fields from either the united kingdom and North the USA. the sensible problem-solving procedure of this ebook, mixed with its thorough therapy of person innovations, makes it a useful reduction to the practitioner confronted with wounds as a result of trauma or from surgical intervention.

BSAVA, BVNA and FECAVA contributors can declare their member via ordering direct from: British Small Animal Veterinary organization Woodrow apartment, 1 Telford manner, Waterwells enterprise Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 4AB, Tel: 01452 726709, Fax: 01452 726701, electronic mail:

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FURTHER READING Harari J (1993) Surgical Complications and Wound Healing in the Small Animal Practice. WB Saunders, Philadelphia Swaim S and Henderson R (1997) Small Animal Wound Management. Williams and Wilkins. Baltimore CHAPTER FIVE Open Wound Management John M. g. orthopaedic injuries, thoracic injuries. With any wound a thorough understanding of the principles of wound healing and bacteriology is essential. Wounds can be classified in a number of ways, but from the standpoint of treatment there are essentially only two types of wound: those that have suffered tissue loss and those that have not.

Finally, the veterinary surgeon must decide on an acceptable, or optimal, method of wound reconstruction. This chapter sets out the chronological priorities of wound management and the factors that must be considered in instituting appropriate wound therapy. Specific details of many procedures are covered in later chapters. SYSTEMIC EVALUATION AND PAIN MANAGEMENT When the patient first presents it is imperative to assess the magnitude of injury completely. Animals suffering from traumatic wounds frequently have concomitant injury to other organ systems.

Complete blood counts frequently reveal varying degrees of neutrophilia and left shift associated with significant wound infection. Excessive inflammatory reaction at the wound, characterized by severe soft tissue swelling, erythema, pain and purulent discharge is also indicative of wound infection. The role of systemic antibiotics for the management of contaminated wounds is much less clear. In the absence of established wound infection the use of antibiotics is prophylactic. In other words, antibiotics are used to decrease the risk or incidence of wound infection.

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