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Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine

Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine

Katherine Polak (Editor), Ann Therese Kommedal (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-24319-9

Jul 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

712 pages



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.

  • 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

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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