Bovine Endoscopy


Bovine Endoscopy

Bovine Endoscopy Book

By Sotirios Karvountzis

Endoscopic applications are recognized and well-established techniques in human surgery, where a variety of procedures are performed routinely. A less intrusive and labor demanding process than surgery, these procedures have great potential for use in veterinary medicine. They allow a quicker clinical recovery, minimal intrusion and risk of bacterial exposure, and a lower mortality than conventional surgical options.

Beginning with an introduction to the topic and an overview of bovine anatomy, this book then discusses both mainstream and experimental applications of endoscopy in cattle.


  • Practical advice on preparing for the procedure and patient restraint;
  • Techniques including LDA corrections, RDA corrections, exploratory laparoscopy, exploratory thoracoscopy, theloscopy and umbilical hernia corrections;
  • Post-operative care to allow the animal to rejoin the herd at the next milking, whenever possible.

Written in a practical and accessible style for veterinary practitioners and students, the book provides a thorough and complete introduction to the exciting new field of bovine endoscopy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Anatomy

Chapter 3: Instruments

Chapter 4: Preparation and Patient Restraint

Chapter 5: Exploratory Laparoscopy

Chapter 6: Corrective Laparoscopy – Left Displacement of Abomasum

Chapter 7: Corrective Laparoscopy – Right Displacement of Abomasum

Chapter 8: Exploratory Thoracoscopy

Chapter 9: Theloscopy

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