Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine

Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine PDF 

By Katherine Polak and Ann Therese Kommedal

Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine PDF 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
Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction to Working in the Field 1
Katherine Polak and Ann Therese Kommedal

2 Stray Dog Population Management 15
Tamara Kartal and Andrew N. Rowan

3 Community Engagement and Education 29
Natasha Lee

4 Humane Canine Handling, Capture, and Transportation 47
Mark R. Johnson, Katherine Polak, and Consie von Gontard

5 Operating a Field Spay/Neuter Clinic 71
Susan Monger

6 General Anesthesia and Analgesia 121
Carolyn McKune and Sheilah Robertson

7 Regional Anesthesia and Local Blocks 165
Carolyn McKune and Amanda Shelby

8 Nonsurgical Fertility Control 179
Valerie A.W. Benka

9 Spay/Neuter Surgical Techniques 201

9.1 Orchiectomy and Ovariohysterectomy 203
Lori Bierbrier and Hillary Causanschi

9.2 Ovariohysterectomy – Flank Approach 229
J.F. Reece

10 Ancillary Surgical Procedures 237

10.1 Forelimb, Hindlimb, and Digit Amputation 239
Tatiana Motta and Lawrence Hill

10.2 Enucleation 249
Joshua S. Eaton

11 Sanitation and Surgical Asepsis 263
Brian A. DiGangi and Ann Therese Kommedal

12 Euthanasia in Veterinary Field Projects 289
I. Kati Loeffler

13 Treatment Protocols 307
Katherine Polak, Jennifer Landis, Natasha Lee, Kate Kuzminski, and Ahne Simonsen

14 Diagnostic Techniques 415

14.1 Point-of-Care Testing 417
Jennifer Bolser

14.2 Cytology 441
Laurie M. Millward

14.3 Blood Smear Evaluation 457
Emily Walters

14.4 Neurologic Examination 465
Patrick J. Kenny

15 Emergency Medicine and Procedures 481
Cynthia Delany

16 Wellness and Preventive Care 529
Brian A. DiGangi

17 Prevention Considerations for Common Zoonotic Diseases 559
Amie Burling

18 Emergency Animal Sheltering 589
Adam Parascandola

19 Program Monitoring and Evaluation 621
Elly Hiby and J.F. Reece

20 Formulary 627
Rachael Kreisler

Index 675

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