Ventral Midline Celiotomy in Horses - Advantages and Disadvantages

Oana, Liviu; Ober, Ciprian; Peştean, Cosmin; Mircean, Mircea; Mateş, Nicolae; Morar, Iancu; Oros, Daniela; Pop, Radu
July 2010
Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary;2010, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p191
Academic Journal
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.


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