• Learn the names and uses of veterinary instruments in details textbooks alone can't provide! Veterinary Instruments and Equipment: A Pocket Guide, 4th Edition shows hundreds of detailed, full-color photographs of instruments and describes how and when each is used. A flashcard-style format makes it easy to flip through the pages, so you will quickly become familiar with commonly used equipment. This new edition features updated photographs, new instruments, and an all-new appendix with the author's recommended list of instruments essential for the most-common veterinary surgical kits, including ambulatory, orthopedic, and major surgery packs. Plus, an Evolve companion website includes instrument photographs that may be rotated 360 degrees, so you can zoom in to see close-ups of the different tips.

    New to this Edition

    • NEW! Thoroughly updated photographs throughout ensures you are studying the most up-to-date instruments on the market.
    • NEW! Topics throughout the text include:
      • Spay (Ovariohysterectomy) Packs
      • Neuter (Orchiectomy) Surgical Pack
      • Neuter (Orchiectomy) Surgical Pack
      • General Surgical Pack
      • Orthopedic Surgical Pack
      • Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments
      • Dental Prophylaxis Kit
      • Dental Periodontal Extraction Kit

    Key Features

    • Accompanying Evolve site uses an interactive format giving you the ability to conveniently study and learn instruments to which you'd normally have only limited access
    • Instruments and equipment shown for common procedures for small and large animals, including bovine, equine, sheep, pigs, and goats, and include procedures such as dehorning, hoof care, castration, and teat and obstetrical procedures.
    • Coverage of surgical instruments includes general instruments such as hemostats, forceps, and scissors, and describes orthopedic, ophthalmic, and dental instruments used in veterinary specialty surgeries.
    • Coverage of restraint equipment includes proper restraint techniques for all species of large and small animals.
    • Handy pocket size and spiral binding allows the book to lay flat or fold over so that only the instrument or description is visible.
    • Accompanying Evolve site uses an interactive format giving students the ability to conveniently study and learn instruments to which they normally have only limited access.
    • 400 high-quality color photographs help you to quickly become familiar with instruments.
    • A flip book, flashcard format makes it easy for you to learn veterinary instruments and equipment.
  • Part 1: General Medical Instruments and Restraint Equipment
    1. Instruments for the Administration of Medicine
    2. Diagnostic Instruments
    3. Instruments for Small Animals
    4. Instruments for the Identification of Animals
    5. Instruments Used for Bovines
    6. Instruments for Dehorning Animals
    7. Catheters and Tubes
    8. Instruments for Castration of Large Animals
    9. Obstetrical Instruments
    10. Instruments for Hoof Care
    11. Instruments Used in Equines
    12. Instruments Used for Pigs, Sheep, and Goats
    13. Restraint Equipment for Canines and Felines
    14. Diagnostic Imaging Instruments and Equipment
    15. NEW! Anesthesiology and Surgical Suite Equipment

    Part 2: Surgical Instruments
    16. Hemostats and Forceps
    17. Instruments in Surgical Packs
    18. Needle Holders and Scissors
    19. Retractors and Rib Spreaders
    20. Orthopedic Instruments
    21. Ophthalmic Instruments
    22. Dental Instruments
    23. Teat Instruments
    24. NEW! Surgical Instrument Packs
    25. Care of Instruments

    Appendix A: Veterinary Equipment and Instruments
    Photo Credits

  • Teresa F. Sonsthagen, BS, LVT, Instructor, Veterinary Technology Program, Department of Animal and Range of Sciences; North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND