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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
VETERINARY MEDICINE
Course unit
VETERINARY SURGERY
MVN1031779, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2011/12

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
VETERINARY MEDICINE
MV0991, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination VETERINARY SURGERY
Website of the academic structure http://www.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/medicina-veterinaria
Department of reference Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in VETERINARY MEDICINE

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MAURIZIO ISOLA VET/09
Other lecturers BRUNO COZZI VET/01
BRUNO COZZI VET/01
GIULIA MARIA DE BENEDICTIS VET/09
GIULIA MARIA DE BENEDICTIS VET/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines VET/01 Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3.0
Core courses VET/09 Clinical Veterinary Surgery 5.0
Core courses VET/09 Clinical Veterinary Surgery 2.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 4th Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 12 13.0 2
Laboratory 1.0 10 15.0 2
Lecture 8.0 88 112.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 13/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 ISOLA MAURIZIO (Presidente)
COZZI BRUNO (Membro Effettivo)
CAROBBI BARBARA (Supplente)
DE BENEDICTIS GIULIA MARIA (Supplente)
7 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 ISOLA MAURIZIO (Presidente)
DE BENEDICTIS GIULIA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
CAROBBI BARBARA (Supplente)
COZZI BRUNO (Supplente)
6 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 ISOLA MAURIZIO (Presidente)
DE BENEDICTIS GIULIA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
CAROBBI BARBARA (Supplente)
COZZI BRUNO (Supplente)
5 Commissione A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2016 ISOLA MAURIZIO (Presidente)
DE BENEDICTIS GIULIA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
CAROBBI BARBARA (Supplente)
COZZI BRUNO (Supplente)
4 Commissione A.A. 2014/15 01/12/2014 30/11/2015 ISOLA MAURIZIO (Presidente)
DE BENEDICTIS GIULIA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
CAROBBI BARBARA (Supplente)
COZZI BRUNO (Supplente)
3 Commissione A.A. 2013/14 01/01/2014 30/11/2014 ISOLA MAURIZIO (Presidente)
COZZI BRUNO (Membro Effettivo)
DE BENEDICTIS GIULIA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
CAROBBI BARBARA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The student must have passed the exams of Veterinary surgery, pathology and semeiotics.
Target skills and knowledge: Students must acquire the tools for a critical choice in the management of sedation and anaesthesia in different
animal species and to understand the practical approach to the use of anaesthesia machines, clinical and instrumental
monitoring and anaesthetic and analgesic drugs
Students will learn basic surgical techniques. The course will provide also the basic knowledge for the management of the orthopaedic and traumatologic patient. Special attention will be direct to the clinical and collateral exams in order to develop a good case-based approach to the patient.
Finally the student must be able to identify deep structures of the animal body
Examination methods: the final examination is made up by a practical part (in the dissecting room) and a theoretical part (oral examination).
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on the acquired knowledged in the different issues concerning the veterinary surgery
Course unit contents: Veterinary Anesthesiology:
Overview of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia and general considerations.
Preoperative evaluation of the patient: assessment of his history and anaesthesia risk.
Principles of tranquilization, sedation and premedication. Sedative agents and other drugs used inpremedication: antocolinergic agents; analgesics.
Introduction to general anaesthesia. Injectable anaesthetic drugs. Dissociative anaesthetics. Volatile anaesthetics.
Pain mechanisms and control of pain. Oppioids; NSADs; tramadol; local anaesthetic; analgesicadjuvants and other analgesic drugs and techniques. Pain management: what to chose and how to administer them: local and regional tecniques.
Muscle relaxant and neuromuscular blockade. Neuromuscular blockade monitoring and reversal.
Equipment and monitoring: anaesthesia machines and breathing systems; airway management and ventilation;
Patient monitoring and clinical measurement. Record keeping and monitoring anaesthetic level.
Monitoring the CNS. Monitoring respiratory function: respiratory rate; capnography; pulse oxymetry; anaesthetic gas analyser; measurement of arterial pH and blood gas tension. Monitoring cardiovascular function: heart rate; tissue perfusion; arterial blood pressure; central venous pressure; cardiac output.. Monitoring body temperature, urine volume and laboratory parameters.
Selected anaesthetic and analgesic techniques in various species: dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, swine, laboratory animals, exotics and zoo animals. Chemical immobilization of terrestrial mammals.
Anaesthetic emergency and procedures. hypothermia and hyperthermia; gastreoesophageal reflux;
equipment malfunctioning; hypotension. Respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies: cardiapulmunary resuscitation
Regional Anatomy:
The program includes a description of the regions of the body and their topographical relationships. The regional anatomy of companion animals (including the horse) will be studied in detail, while the description of ruminant anatomy will be focused only on the parts of practical relevance.
Lab sessions and practicals:
The course will be divided into a theorical part and a series of dissections in the necropsy room

Traumatologic Clinic:
The course will concern the most common small animal orthopaedic and traumathologic diseases with particular attention to the surgical management: Clinical ortopedic examination; Developmental orthopedic deseases and surgical treatment; fractures, fixation devices and surgical treatment.

Basic Surgical Skill:
- Principles of surgical asepsis
- Preparation of the surgical patient
- Preparation of the operating team
- Surgical instruments
- Suture materials, sutures and surgical knots
- Basic operative techniques (drains, catheters, bandages, etc.
- Surgical wound infections and antibiotics
- Wound management
- Principles of plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Biopsies and principles of surgical oncology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes:
Veterinary Anesthesiology: lectures = 20 hours
Regionbal Anatomy: lectures 20 hours; practical activity 10 hours
Surgical Skills and Veterinary traumatologic Clinic: lectures 48 hours; practical activity 12 hours.

The course foresees a practical and hands-on trainings (called tirocinio) which will be carried out from the student with the direct supervision of a teacher.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides used for lessons are available on Moodle platform (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Adalberto Merighi, Anatomia topografica veterinaria. Padova: Piccin Editore, 2005.
  • W. J. Tranquilli, Y. C. Thurmon, K. A. Grimm. Lumb & Jones’, veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia.. --: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
  • L. W. Hall, K. W. Clarke, C. M. Trim., Veterinary anaesthesia. --: W. B. Saunders, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C. Seymour, T Duke-Novacocski., BSAVA manual of canine and feline anaesthesia and analgesia. --: BSAVA ed, --.
  • Theresa Welch Fossum (terza Edizione), Chirurgia dei piccoli animali. --: Elsevier Masson,, 2008.