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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP7080744, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
MV0991, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination VETERINARY SURGERY CLINIC
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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 (Ord. 2017)

Teacher in charge MAURIZIO ISOLA VET/09
Other lecturers MARCO BERNARDINI VET/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/09 Clinical Veterinary Surgery 7.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 5th Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 60 90.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 ISOLA MAURIZIO (Presidente)
BERNARDINI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: To sit the exam of Clinical Surgery, the exam of Veterinary Pathological Anatomy, Surgical Clinic, Infectious deseases, and Avian Pathology are required.
Target skills and knowledge: The student will learn how to manage a surgical clinical case (diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis)regarding the most diffuse pathologies of equine, bovine, and small animals.
Examination methods: The final exam will consist of a multiple choice test plus few short questions. An oral test could be request to complete the examination.
Assessment criteria: The final score is 30/30, each answer is evaluated up to 1. No negative score is considered.
Course unit contents: Aims of the Clinical Surgery course are:
- Surgical deseaes of pre-stomach and stomach of ruminants
- Small animalrespiratory tract deseaes
- Gastrointestinal deseaes
- Diaphragmatic hernia
- Perineal surgical deseaes in dogs
- Urinary tract surgical deseaes
- Colic syndrome in horse
- Most common ocular and ocular annexes surgical deaseas
- Treatment of appendicular scheletal fractures in dogs and cats
Discussion of clinical cases.

Aims of the neurosurgery course are:
- Performing a neurological examination
- Localizing the lesion
- Listing the differential diagnosis
- Learning the basic principle of neuroimaging and electrodiagnostic
- Learning the aetiopathogenesis, the clinical signs, the diagnostic work up, and the treatment of the most common neurologic conditions, that might need a surgical approach.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will include interactive lectures that will involve students in the diagnostic work up and in the decision making of the surgical treatment. For this aim, different clinical cases will be discussed and presented by video and power point presentation.

- 50 hrs surgical clinic
- 20 hrs neurosurgey
Additional notes about suggested reading: Suggested reading are strongly reccomeneded. The teaching material will be also available.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Auer J., chirurgi del cavallo. Bologna: Edagricole, 1995. Cerca nel catalogo
  • T.W. Fossum, Chirurgia dei piccoli Animali, Elsevier-Masson, Milano 2008. Milano: Elsevier-Masson, 2, Chirurgia dei piccoli Animali. Milano: Elsevier-Masson, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • T.W. Fossum, Chirurgia dei piccoli Animali, Elsevier-Masson, Milano 2008. Milano: Elsevier-Masson, 2, Chirurgia dei piccoli Animali. Milano: Elsevier-Masson, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cheli R., Clinica chirurgica Veterinaria. Torino: Utet, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo