TITLE

Ventral Midline Celiotomy in Horses - Advantages and Disadvantages

AUTHOR(S)
Oana, Liviu; Ober, Ciprian; Peştean, Cosmin; Mircean, Mircea; Mateş, Nicolae; Morar, Iancu; Oros, Daniela; Pop, Radu
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary;2010, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Surgical techniques and post-operative care should decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with abdominal surgery in horses. The objectives of this study is to addresses some of advantages and disadvantages of ventral midline celiotomy observed in a geriatric horse. A ventral midline celiotomy through the linea alba was performed in order to resolve frequent episodes of colic reluctant to conservative management. The equipment, preoperative considerations, anaesthetic protocol, surgical technique and postoperative management are described. Our observations confirm that ventral midline celiotomy represents a modern approach of patients with colic having origin in abdominal viscera and who need surgery.
ACCESSION #
57208175

 

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