Veterinary surgery is surgery performed on animals by veterinarians, whereby the procedures fall into three broad categories: orthopaedics (bones, joints, muscles), soft tissue surgery (skin, body cavities, cardiovascular system, GI/urogenital/respiratory tracts), and neurosurgery. Veterinarian Surgeons tend to the healthcare needs of animals, including pets, livestock, and zoo and laboratory animals. Their primary role is to operate on animals – repairing physical normality’s or injuries that occur. The aim of veterinary surgery may be quite different in pets and in farm animals. In the former, situation is a bit like in human beings, and more and more complex operations are performed, with sophisticated anaesthesia techniques. In the latter, the cost of the operation must not exceed the economic benefit in surgically treating the illness. Anesthesia in animals has many similarities to human anesthesia, but some differences as well. Local anesthesia is primarily used for wound closure and removal of small tumors. Lidocaine, mepivacaine, and bupivacaine are the most commonly used local anesthetics used in veterinary medicine.

This volume ‘Animal Surgery’ equips the readers with the latest advancements in the veterinary medicine and surgery that deals with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. It relates to the medical and surgical treatment of animals. It covers research studies that helps advance the theoretical and practical understanding of animal science and medicine, relevant to any area of the health and management of domestic animals, poultry, aquatic animals, wildlife and related fields including: infectious diseases, epidemiology, disease dynamics, animal medicine; and welfare, management and hygiene, nutrition and clinical nutrition, surgery, anesthesiology and diagnostic imaging, and experimental surgery. This book will be of invaluable to veterinarians and veterinary technicians provided with practical information with the goal of using current information from the literature to applied situations.