Definitions and tasks of surgical semeiology. Outline of clinical investigation. Inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation in the pathologies of surgical interest. Exploratory punctures and instrumental investigations. Examination of closed surgical injuries (contusions, swellings) and open surgical injuries (wounds, sores, ulcers). Othopedic exmination with static and dynamic functional testing. Symptoms of development and metabolic bone diseases. Recognition of congenital and acquired diseases of the joints. Symptoms of surgical pathologies of the digestiv apparatus. Diagnostic approach to the lithiasis urethral bladder in dogs and cats. Symptoms of surgical colic in horses. Ophthalmologic examination.