Course code Vete4024

Credit points 2

Small Animal Surgery II

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures12

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes28

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 second part of the course includes orthopedic and neurological examination, bone fractures, surgical treatment of skeletomuscular system diseases.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: to describe surgical treatment of skeletomuscular system and bone fractures.
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. Orthopedic examination. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
2. Bone fractures. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
3. Osteosynthesis. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
4. Bursitis. Panosteitis. OCD. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
5. Elbow luxation. Hip luxation. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
6. Stifle luxation. Patella luxation. Tarsal luxation. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
7. Hip dysplasia. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
8. Elbow dysplasia. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
9. Leg-Perthess disease . 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
10. Cranial crutiate ligament rupture. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
11. Amputations. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works
12. Neurological examination. Neurological diseases. 1 h lecture and 2 h practical works.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully completed exam.
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.
The exam is organized in written test with 100 questions evaluated in a 10-point system scale indicated in the LLU Study Regulations. The lowest successful grade is given if 70% of all questions are correctly answered.

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

Compulsory course of study programme Veterinary medicine, 8th semester. Practical work is in small groups (5-6 students).