DISEASES affecting the small intestine are relatively common in the dog and cat and surgical management of these disorders is frequently indicated. An article in the previous issue dealt with the principles relating to small intestinal surgery and the preoperative management of the patient (In Practice, October 2000, pp 502-517). This article describes some of the techniques likely to be required in the surgical management of small intestinal disease and the appropriate postoperative care of the patient. The role of these techniques in managing specific diseases of the small intestine is illustrated.
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