cod. 1004577

Academic year 2016/17
4° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Clinica chirurgica veterinaria (VET/09)
Discipline cliniche veterinarie
Type of training activity
64 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The subject is aimed at teaching knowledge and understanding of the basics of surgery and of the anaesthesiology.
The student will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding in a deep evaluation of surgical and anaesthetic problems.


All of the courses provided for by the teaching regulations

Course unit content

The surgical room. Surgical instruments. Sterilization. Immobilization of surgical patient. Injection. Hemostasis. Centesis. Cateterism.
Bandage. Patient preparation. Principles of asepsis and antisepsis and
antibiotic role. Surgical planning. Surgical theatre. Preparation of the
surgeon. Dieresis and synthesis of soft tissues. Suture materials, knots
and sutures. Osteosynthesis: internal fixation (nail, screws, plates,
cerclage), external fixation. Wound treatment. Drains. Reconstructive
surgery. Nutritional support in hospitalised dogs and cats. Principles of anaesthesia in small and large animals. Preanesthetic assessment. Preanesthetics. Injectable and inhalation anesthetics. Anesthetic machines and breathing systems. Ventilation. Monitoring. Local and regional techniques. Fluid therapy. Analgesia. Anesthesia for selected diseases. Anesthetic emergencies.

Full programme

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Fossum Theresa Welch: Chirurgia dei Piccoli Animali. Masson Editore.
Slatter Douglas: Chirurgia dei piccoli animali. Antonio Delfino Editore.
Aurelio Muttini: Medicina Operatoria veterinaria. Antonio Delfino Editore.
Federico Corletto: Anestesia del cane e del gatto. Poletto Editore. Bufalari Lachin: Anestesia - Cane, gatto e animali non convenzionali. Elsevier.
Lumb & Jones: Veterinary anesthesia and analgesia. Blackwell Publishing

Teaching methods

Lectures and practices

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice questions at the end of the course and oral examination

Other information

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