SMALL AND LARGE ANIMAL SURGERY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is aimed at teaching the students to make a diagnosis, to acquire the main surgical techniques and to provide them a knowledge and understanding of the basics of etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of major surgical pathologies. The student will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding in identifying and solving the problems of animals suffering from surgical general pathology and prepare an appropriate care plan.
Course contents summary
The first lessons cover topics of general interest such as the operative risk and its prevention, the body's response to external factors that hinder homeostasis such as stress and shock, infection, and wound healing.
The second part of the course is devoted to the discussion of the basics of etiology, diagnosis and treatment of the most common surgical diseases.
The third part of the course covers the etiology and pathophysiology of the most important syndromes of surgical interest such as bowel obstruction, peritonitis, bleeding and trauma.
Valentini S.: Introduzione alla Semeiotica Chirurgica – Girali Editore, 2000
G. Sumner Smith: Procedimenti decisionali in chirurgia ortopedica veterinaria. Masson editore, 1992
Denny R. Hamish: Compendio di Chirurgia ortopedica del cane e del gatto. Traduzione Italiana a cura di Carlucci, Modenato, Citi, Girali Editore, 1998
Fossum Theresa Welch: Chirurgia dei Piccoli Animali. Maqsson Editore, 2004
Stashak T.S.: la zoppicatura nel cavallo, IV edizione, Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia. Ed. Italiana SBM Noceto (PR), 1990
Rose R.J., Hodgson D.R.: Manual of Equine Practice 2/e. edizione Italiana a cura di Delfino Editore, 2005
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the objectives of the course is assessed through an oral examination. Through questions about the contents of the course it will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the contents. Through questions regarding prevention strategies and preparation of a care plan it will be determined whether the student has achieved the aim of applying the acquired knowledge.