cod. 1001635

Academic year 2021/22
4° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The students must acquire knowledge and understanding about surgical semeiotic: general and particular semeiologic examination of osteo-articular and muscle , tendon-ligament apparatus, respiratory, digestive and urinary apparatus; surgical equipment, surgical techniques, local and general anesthesia -anesthetic protocols
They should be able to understand the acquired data, applying knowledge and understanding, showing professional skills and being able to make judgements. Students must show communication and learning skills.


anatomy, physiology, surgical pathology, diagnostic imaging

Course unit content

General and particular semeiologic examination.
Classification of lameness, diseases causing lameness.
Semeiologic examination of the respiratory/digestive, urinary system. Surgical equipment, surgical techniques, local and general anesthesia -anestethic protocol

Full programme

The course includes the dissertation on the main surgical diseases of compation and food producing animals; surgical propaedeutics, mainly on companion animals; anaesthesiology techniques and anaesthesia machines. For details see the syllabus of the referring modules.


Le basi patogenetiche delle malattie chirurgiche dei piccoli animali Voll.1/2
Fossum Theresa Welch: Chirurgia dei Piccoli Animali. Masson Editore.
Slatter Douglas: Chirurgia dei piccoli animali. Antonio Delfino Editore.
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

frontal lecture/practical session

Assessment methods and criteria

written/oral examination: students will be asked to demonstrate that they have reached a good level of knowledge and understanding. Students must be able to apply their knowledge and comprehension capacities, showing a professional approach to their work. They should have adequate skills in discussion of their ideas and in problems' solving. Students must be able to collect and discuss data, in order to develop their own independent judgements.

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