Course code Vete4023

Credit points 2

Small Animal Surgery I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Date of course confirmation22.11.2017

Responsible UnitClinical Institute

Course developers

author Klīniskais institūts

Oskars Kozinda

Dr. med. vet.

author Klīniskais institūts

Jekaterina Plaksina

second level professional higher educational programme(līm.)

Prior knowledge

Vete2013, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals I

Vete2014, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals II

Vete2015, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals III

Vete4105, Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy and Toxicology I

Vete4110, Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostics I

Vete4111, Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostics II

Vete4112, Surgery Techniques and Topographical Anatomy I

Vete4113, Surgery Techniques and Topographical Anatomy II

Course abstract

Course of small animal surgery instructs etiology of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical diseases, pathogenesis, diagnosis, differential diagnosis of diseases and principles of treatment. The first part of the course includes anesthetic agents, wounds healing, surgical treatment of respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive system.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: to describe surgical treatment of respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive system, wounds and hernias – 2 tests.
Skills: clinically exam the patients, formulate diagnosis, describe pathologic processes and prescribe treatment; calculate anesthetics; prepare patient to surgery; monitore patient – practicals.
Competency: according to acquired knowledge and skills discuss in groups and answer independently about surgical cases.

Course plan

1. Anesthetic agents. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
2. Wound, treatment methods. Bleeding and hemostasis. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
3. Surgery of the ear. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
4. Surgery of the eye. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
5. Laparatomy. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
6. Hernias. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
7. Foreign body in digestive tract. Intussusception. Rectal prolapse. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
8. Gastric dilatation and volvulus. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
9. 1st test.
10. Castrations. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
11. Piometra. C-section. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
12. Vaginal prolapse. Prostate disease. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
13. Nephrectomy. Urinary bladder and urethra diseases. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
14. Skin and mammary gland tumors. Biopsy. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
15.Brachycephalic
syndrome. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
16. 2nd test.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully completed two tests.
Absence of lectures and practical works are not more than 30% of the total number of lessons. If missed lectures and practical works are more than 30% of the total number of lessons, then the course must be repeated.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Home works are evaluated in accordance with the tasks of the practical works.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Student skills are assessed in accordance with the procedures specified in the tasks of the practical work.
Study course tests are evaluated in accordance with the criteria of the scale indicated in the LLU Study Regulations.
To get the final grade of the study course "passed", all tests must be evaluated with a grade “passed”.

Compulsory reading

1. Fossum T. Small Animal Surgery. 4th Edition. Mosby: Elsevier Saunders, 2013. 1619 p. 2. Slatter D. Textbook of Small Animal Surgery. 2nded. Philadelphia: Saunders Co, 1993. Vol. I–II. 2168 p. 3. Tobias K.M., Spencer A.J. Veterinary Surgery Small Animal. Canada: Elsiever Saunders, 2012. Vol.1-11. 2128 p. 4. Tobias K.M. Manual of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 492 p.

Further reading

1. Hand M., Thatcher C., Remillard R., Roudebush P. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition. 4th ed. Missouri: Mark Moris Institute, 2000. 1192 p. 2. Shaw D., Ihle S. Small Animal Internal Medicine. Blackwell Publishing, 2006. 630 p. 3. Brūveris Z. Mājdzīvnieku anatomija. Rīga: SIA Medicīnas apgāds, 2007. 783 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. J Am Vet Med Assoc; JAVMA. 2000-2011. USA : American Medical Assoc. ISSN 0003-1488. 2. Compedium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. Comp Cont Educ Pract. 2000-2011. USA: Veterinary Learning Sistem. ISSN 0193-1903. 3. Journal of Small Animal Practice. J Small Anim Pract. 2000-2011. UK: British Small Animal Veterinarian Association. ISSN 0022-4510.

Notes

Course is part of the 2nd level professional study programme "Veterinary Medicine", 7th semester. Practical work is in small groups of 5-6 students.