Until now the increasing requirement for the general veterinarian to be competent in performing feline surgery has not been supported by a dedicated text on the subject. Feline Soft Tissue and General Surgery assembles an international team of editors and contributors to present the first comprehensive resource devoted solely to all aspects of soft-tissue surgeries in the cat. As well as being co-edited by our own Prof. Sorrel Langley-Hobbs, one of our Soft Tissue Surgeons, Ed Friend, contributed to two chapters and Suzanne Rudd, one of our Senior Medicine Nurses, co-authored two chapters.
The text covers techniques in a practical and detailed 'how to' manner and range from the common to the more specialised, making it useful for a range of abilities. The book divides into several sections, initially considering the general approach to the feline surgery patient and then proceeding to detailed coverage of surgery by anatomic location.
Part one deals with the basics of feline anaesthesia, analgesia, preoperative and postoperative care of the patient, surgical instrumentation and surgical principles for oncology cases. Part two covers surgical techniques of general and oncological feline diseases and injuries, which are explained as step-by-step methods with many specially prepared schematic illustrations specific to the cat. Emphasis is on presenting both classical methods and new techniques.
Feline Soft Tissue and General Surgery is a partner textbook to Feline Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Disease, also co-edited by Prof. Sorrel Langley-Hobbs.