Advances in Equine Laparoscopy, 2nd Edition

Advances In Equine Laparoscopy, 2Nd Edition

By Claude A. Ragle

Advances in Equine Laparoscopy 2nd Edition is a state-of-the-art reference to all aspects of laparoscopy in equine patients. The book covers skills and instrumentation, standing surgeries, and recumbent surgeries, with new sections describing evaluation of the small intestine, closure of the epiploic foramen, thoracoscopic repair of diaphragmatic hernia, uterine tear repair, ovariohysterectomy, and large granulosa cell tumors. A new companion website features video clips demonstrating the procedures discussed.

Each chapter in the new edition has been updated with relevant references produced during the intervening decade. The Second Edition adds 10 new chapters covering techniques and applications developed in the last decade, along with the addition of a section on two-stage procedures.

With chapters written by leading experts, Advances in Equine Laparoscopy discusses:

  • The foundations of laparoscopy, fundamental laparoscopic skills, suturing and knot-tying techniques, fundamentals of energy sources, and reusable and disposable equipment
  • Sedation and analgesia in the standing horse, diagnostic techniques, and evaluation of horses with signs of acute and chronic abdominal pain
  • Evaluation of the small intestine, closure of the nephrosplenic space, adhesiolysis, and mesenteric rent repair
  • Peritoneal flap hernioplasty technique for preventing the recurrence of acquired strangulating inguinal herniation in the stallion and inguinal hernioplasty using cyanoacrylate

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Table of Contents

Section I: Laparoscopic Skills and Instrumentation

  • History of Laparoscopy
  • Fundamental Laparoscopic Skills
  • Suturing and Knot-Tying Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Energy Sources
  • Imaging Equipment and the Operating Room
  • Instruments

Section II: Laparoscopy in the Standing Horse

  • Sedation and Analgesia in the Standing Horse
  • Dietary Approaches to Optimize the Feed Restriction Period
  • Laparoscopic Diagnostic Techniques
  • Evaluation of Horses with Abdominal Pain
  • Standing Laparoscopic Exploration of the Small Intestines
  • Closure of the Nephrosplenic Space
  • Laparoscopic Foramen Epiploicum Mesh Closure (FEMC) Technique
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Mesenteric Rent Repair
  • Standing Cryptorchidectomy
  • Techniques for Preventing the Recurrence of Acquired Strangulating Inguinal Herniation
  • Direct Closure of the Vaginal Ring
  • Laparoscopic Intersex Gonadectomy
  • Bilateral Ovariectomy in the Mare
  • Bilateral Ovariectomy as a Treatment for Chronic Pyometra
  • Ovariectomy for the Removal of Large Pathologic Ovaries in Mares
  • Laparoscopic Imbrication of the Mesometrium
  • Laparoscopic Repair of Uterine Tears
  • Nephrectomy
  • Standing Laparoscopic Repair of the Ruptured Equine Bladder
  • Ureteral Osteoplasty for Ectopic Ureter
  • Equine Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracoscopic Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernias

Section IIa: Two-Stage Procedures

  • Laparoscopic-assisted Surgery for Treatment of Extended Septic Funiculitis
  • Large Granulosa Cell Tumors (Two Stage)
  • Laparoscopic-assisted Ovariohysterectomy (Two-step) in the Mare

Section III: Laparoscopy in the Recumbent Horse

  • General Anesthesia in the Recumbent Horse
  • Mesh Incisional Hernioplasty
  • Recumbent Cryptorchidectomy
  • Inguinal Hernioplasty
  • Ventral Abdominal Approach for Recumbent: Bilateral Laparoscopic Ovariectomy
  • Laparoscopic- and Endoscopic-assisted Removal of Cystic Calculi
  • Hand-assisted Laparoscopy


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