1st Edition

Reconstructive Surgery and Wound Management of the Dog and Cat

By Jolle Kirpensteijn, Gert ter Haar Copyright 2013
    240 Pages 584 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In this concise and practical volume the authors describe and illustrate step by step all currently available reconstructive surgical techniques. The book covers both dogs and cats with skin defects caused by injury or tumor resection and the reader is given the widest possible range of treatment options for dealing with individual cases.

    After describing a new protocol for wound management in companion animals, and general, avascular and microvascular reconstructive techniques, the authors deal with specific techniques region by region: facial area and head, eyelids, neck and trunk, forelimb, and hindlimb.

    Reconstructive Surgery and Wound Management of the Dog and Cat is an accessible overview and a source of practical help to improve treatment of patients with skin wounds. The book incorporates concise text, precise instructions and a wealth of top-quality color images. It will be of value to veterinary practitioners and students alike.

    Introduction to companion animal reconstructive surgery
    Wound management: A new protocol for companion animals
    General reconstructive techniques
    Avascular and microvascular reconstructive techniques
    Head and eyelids reconstructive techniques
    Reconstruction techniques of the neck and trunk
    Reconstruction techniques of the forelimb
    Reconstruction techniques of the hind limb


    Jolle Kirpensteijn, Gert ter Haar

    "THIS could be described as the ‘recipe book’ of wound management for the small animal practitioner. ... In summary, this is an excellent addition to the library of the general practitioner. The chapter on wound management is particularly useful, as it provides both a comprehensive review and a ‘recipe’ for managing wounds that can be varied according to need."
    Ross Doust, in Veterinary Record, February 14, 2015

    "With the help of this beautifully illustrated book, you should feel more confident about an aesthetically acceptable outcome. … You might also find the before and after photos very useful when it comes to explaining the procedure to the owner."
    Vets Today