November 17, 2019

Small Animal Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting Techniques

Small Animal Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting Techniques is a well-illustrated how-to manual covering common bandaging methods used to support and manage both soft tissue and orthopedic conditions in small animal patients.

Small animal bandaging, casting and splinting techniques

This highly practical book offers step-by-step procedures with accompanying photographs to aid in the secure and effective application of bandages, casts, and splints, with coverage encompassing indications, aftercare, advantages, and potential complications for each technique.

Small Animal Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting Techniques is an indispensable guide for busy veterinary technicians and nurses, as well as veterinarians and veterinary students. This is a concise and complete bandaging reference for small animal practitioners. The figures and descriptions provide clear and easy to understand instructions on bandaging, casting, and splinting the small animal patient.

In addition to clear written descriptions, the book contains excellent quality step-by-step photographic depictions of bandage placement. When compared to surgery books such as the Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, 3rd edition, or Small Animal Surgery, 3rd edition, this one provides better step wise instruction on use of both simple and more complex bandages. The quality of its photographic instructions is far superior to that of these other books.

Veterinarians are often presented with animals that have wounds of varying severity and orthopedic injuries of a like nature. A major part of the therapy of these conditions is the bandaging, casting, and splinting necessary in their treatment.

To be effective, these applications must be properly constructed, securely held in place, and protected from molestation. The purpose of this book is to describe in text and pictures techniques that the authors have found effective in applying these structures. In addition, for each bandage, cast, or splint, the indications, aftercare, and advantages and complications are presented.

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