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Surgery

Evaluation After Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy: A Guide for the General Practitioner

An understanding of the potential complications following TPLO surgery can help guide therapy and enable improved client counseling.

TPLO is one of the most commonly recommended and most successful surgical procedures for CCLR. Mild routine complications may be handled by the general practitioner; however, with regard to more severe complications, it is important to know when a patient should be referred back to the orthopedic surgeon or to a rehabilitation specialist. 

A Guide to Exploratory Laparotomy

Exploratory laparotomy is used to diagnose or further investigate problems inside the abdomen that could not be achieved via preoperative diagnostics.

Thorough exploratory laparotomy is a key component of abdominal surgery.

Surgical Management of Canine Liver Masses

Surgical intervention is indicated as the treatment of choice for massive, solitary liver tumors in dogs.

The prognosis is good for dogs with massive hepatocellular carcinoma, especially given the liver has an enormous capacity for regeneration. Specific surgical approaches depend on multiple variables, including surgeon preference as well as tumor characteristics.

age to spay neuter cat

Is There an Optimal Age for Cat Spay or Neuter?

Several studies illustrate the benefits of spaying/neutering a cat before it reaches 5 months of age, the approximate time it reaches sexual maturity.

Several studies illustrate the benefits of spaying/neutering a cat before it reaches 5 months of age, the approximate time it reaches sexual maturity.

Wound Reconstruction Techniques: Free Skin Grafts

Full-thickness meshed sheet grafting and punch grafting are 2 of the most common grafting procedures performed in small animal practices.

In order to properly treat sizable wounds on the distal extremities of small animals, it’s helpful to know how skin grafts heal, tips for avoiding graft failure, and how to perform full-thickness meshed sheet and punch grafting.

Update on Ovariohysterectomy

Use of efficient surgical techniques during an ovariohysterectomy should prove beneficial for the patient, surgeon, and veterinary business alike.

Use of efficient surgical techniques during an ovariohysterectomy should prove beneficial for the patient, surgeon, and veterinary business alike.

Tooth Extraction Complications in Dogs and Cats

Recognizing potential complications that can occur during tooth extraction and learning treatment methods can help minimize pain and discomfort for our patients.

One of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures in general practice is exodontia, or tooth extraction. Completing extractions in a consistent, orderly manner will decrease the incidence of complications.

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