Veterinary medicine
Study-unit Code
In all curricula
Antonio Di Meo
  • Antonio Di Meo
  • Francesca Beccati (Codocenza)
  • 34.5 ore - Antonio Di Meo
  • 4.5 ore (Codocenza) - Francesca Beccati
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Learning activities
Discipline cliniche veterinarie
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
The course provides specialized training in the phatophysiologic processes of animal surgical diseases. Generalities about more relevant pathologic processes and treatment of each single anatomic systems specific diseases, with particular emphasis on patho-physiologic mechanisms will be treated
Reference texts
1) Le Basi Patogenetiche delle Malattie Chirurgiche nei Piccoli Animali. M. J. Bojrab, I ed. italiana, Giraldi Editore, 2001.
2) Patologia Chirurgica Veterinaria e Podologia, Micheletto B., UTET.
3) Chirurgia dei piccoli animali, Fossum T.W., III ed. italiana, Elsevier-Masson, 2008.
Educational objectives
The course consideres aspects of pathogenetic properties of the main surgical interest pathologies. The main objective of the module is to enable students to acquire the basics of pathogenic diseases of organs and systems in order to approach the study of surgical disciplines together with the necessary knowledge and skills. The main knowledge gained will be: Knowledge of soft tissue injuries and their repair processes;- Knowledge of the lesions of hard tissue injuries and their healing processes; - Knowledge of dystrophies and skeletal dysplasias. The main skills are: - Identify the stages of development of diseases of surgical interest- Asses the development of lesions diseases of surgical interest.

Teaching methods
The lectures, 27 hours, are held in a classroom of the educational center
of the faculty with the help of visual aids in order to complete the
theoretical concepts pictures from the different pathologies treated;
practices, 12 hours, are held in local veterinary teaching hospital
(operating rooms, outpatient clinics, Radiologic room, CT and ultrasound)
to allow each student a direct approach to the cases of surgical
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Extended program
Basic pathological processes of surgical interest:
Pyogenic infections and their evolutions (abscess, empyema, suppuration,
phlegmon).Wound, sore, ulcer, Fistulas.(2 h)Regeneration and healing
processes of soft tissues (healing by first and second intention, mixed
healing).Healing pathologies. (2 h)2. Surgical diseases of apparatuses
and systems: Ectopia, heterotopia, paratopia.PARATOPIAS’ SPECIAL
PATHOLOGY:Hernias and their classification, Ptosis. Ectopia testis,
Cryptorchidism (2 h)Version, Flexion, Prolapse, Invagination, Ileus. (2
h)Gastric volvolus and dilatation Syndrome, obstruction. (2
h)Megaesophagus, Diverticula (2 h)3. Collections.Generality. Canine
cystic pathologies of salivary glands.Feline urologic syndrome and
urolithiasis.Canine urolithiasis. (2 h) 4. Traumatology.Trauma as a source
of pathology.Compression.Contusion.Parenchyma‘s and hollow organs’
rupture.Ligaments rupture. (2 h) 5. Osseous tissue and bones
pathology.Biomechanics of fractures and luxations. Fracture point.Salter
Harris’ fractures. (2 h) Hard tissues healing (osteogenesis- I intention, by
formation of a callus- II intention).Complications in fracture’s
repairing.Osteomyelitis. (2 h)Congenital and hereditary
pathologies.Bones’ metabolic diseases.Lesions of growth plates. (2 h) 6.
Articular pathologies:Dysplasia (general concepts, elbows and
pelvis).Osteochondrosis and osteochondritis dissecans. (2 h)Arthrosis and
arthritis.Arthrosynovitis (exudative, productive). (2 h) 7. Disorders of the
tendons, muscles and synovial sheaths. Nervous system
diseases.Paralysis, paresis and pathologies of the spinal cord.Discopathy,
prolapse and herniated discs.Spine diseases. (2 h)
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