This 3 hour webinar will focus on important surgeries of the intestines, urinary tract and upper respiratory tract. The discussion of intestinal surgeries will include a review of the choice of antibiotics, suture materials and needles; decision making regarding intestinal foreign bodies; the technique for enterotomy; a simple technique for removing linear foreign bodies; and the technique for intestinal resection and anastomosis. The discussion of urinary tract surgery will include a review of important calculus types in dogs and cats; the technique for cystotomy for stone retrieval, and the technique for perineal urethrostomy. The discussion of upper airway surgery will include reviews of brachycephalic airway syndrome and laryngeal paralysis, and the techniques for soft palate resection, stenotic nares correction, and arytenoid lateralization. All surgical techniques will be demonstrated using video.
1. Understand which suture materials and needles are appropriate for intestinal and urinary tract surgery.
2. Understand the decision-making process for surgery for intestinal foreign bodies, and surgical techniques that may reduce the risk of dehiscence following enterotomy and intestinal resection and anastomosis.
3. Understand the pathogenesis of the 2 most common calculus types in dogs and cats, and current thinking regarding appropriate surgical techniques for cystotomy for stone removal.
4. Understand surgical techniques that may reduce the risk of stricture following perineal urethrostomy.
5. Understand the clinical features of brachcephalic airway syndrome and laryngeal paralysis, and the surgical techniques most commonly used for each condition.