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Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine
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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

About the Author

The Editors Katherine Polak, DVM, MPH, MS, DACVPM, is the Head of Stray Animal Care Southeast Asia at Four Paws International in Bangkok, Thailand. Ann Therese Kommedal, DVM, is a veterinarian at AniCura Dyresykehus Stavanger in Stavanger, Norway.

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"Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive guide for those interested in large-scale veterinary and shelter work with small animals....this book excels in illustrating the most commonly encountered field conditions.... The book outlines various protocols from gold-standard protocols to alternative protocols. This is important because resources are often limited in the field and you have to be creative with what resources are available." JAVMA, MAR 15, 2019, VOL 254, NO. 6

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