Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Laser surgery in veterinary medicine.

Abstract

This book is a state-of-the-art reference to using surgical lasers to treat animal patients. Encompassing theory and practice, it emphasizes procedures, techniques, and equipment, with specific recommendations for laser settings. While most of the procedures emphasize surgeries on dogs and cats, this practical guide also dedicates chapters to equine, small mammal, avian, aquatic animal, and reptile surgeries, making it an excellent clinical reference for any busy veterinarian. The book is organized into six sections and begins with background information on the theory and science of laser surgery, then details specific surgical procedures in cats and dogs, horses, and exotic species with step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs (sections 2 to 4). The next section provides practical guidance for incorporating lasers into the veterinary practice (section 5), and the final section offers a look at the future of lasers in veterinary medicine and surgery.