Complications in Equine Surgery

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Complications in Equine Surgery is the first reference to focus exclusively on understanding, preventing, recognizing, managing, and prognosing, technical and post-procedural complications in equine surgery. Edited by two noted experts on the topic, the book presents evidence-based information using a clear approach, organized by body system. Featuring color images, the book contains detailed coverage of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, musculoskeletal, urogenital, and neurological systems.

Each chapter contains a short introduction of the procedure with explanations of when and how the procedure is to be performed. All chapters review how to recognize and prevent technical complications and explain how to manage post-operative complications. This important text:

  • Offers the first resource specifically focused on complications encountered in equine surgery
  • Takes a helpful format organized by body system
  • Provides consistently formatted chapters for ease of use
  • Covers clinically relevant information for dealing with technical and post-operative complications
  • Presents more than 350 color images to illustrate the concepts described.


Luis M. Rubio-Martínez, DVM, DVSc, PhD, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, MRCVS, is Senior Equine Surgeon at Sussex Equine Hospital in Ashington, UK and and Director at CVet Ltd., UK, providing consulting on Equine Surgery and Orthopedics.

Dean A. Hendrickson, DVM, MS, DACVS, is Professor of Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.




List of Contributors

Chapter 1 Surgical Complications

Luis Rubio Martinez and Dean Hendrickson

Chapter 2 Complications of Parenteral Administration of Drugs

Julie E. Dechant

Chapter 3 Complications of Intravascular Injection and Catheterization

Julie E. Dechant

Chapter 4 Complications of Endoscopy

Julie E. Dechant

Chapter 5 Complications of Nasogastric Intubation

Julie E. Dechant

Chapter 6 Complications of Fluid Therapy

Angelika Schoster and Henry Staempfli

Chapter 7 Complications Associated with Hemmorhage

Margaret Mudge

Chapter 8 Complications of Blood Transfusion

Margaret Mudge

Chapter 9 Complications Associated with Sutures

Ian F. Devick, Dean Hendrickson

Chapter 10 Complications of Bone Graft Harvesting, Handling, and Implantation

Lynn Pezzanite and Laurie R. Goodrich

Chapter 11 Complications of Cryosurgery

Ann Martens

Chapter 12 Complications of Laser Surgery

Kenneth E. Sullins

Chapter 13 Complications of Systemic Analgesic Drugs

Maria Amengual and Eva Rioja Garcia

Chapter 14 Complications of Loco-Regional Anesthesia

Eva Rioja Garcia

Chapter 15 Complications of Sedative and Anesthesia Medications

Rachel C. Hector and Khursheed Mama

Chapter 16 Complications of Recovery from General Anesthesia

Alexander Valverde

Chapter 17 Complications Associated with Surgical Site Infections

Denis Verwilghen and J Scott Weese

Chapter 18 Complications of Reconstructive Surgery

Jacintha Wilmink and Debra Archer

Chapter 19 Complications of Excessive Granulation Tissue

Jacintha Wilmink and Debra Archer

Chapter 20 Complications of Skin Neoplasia

Debra Archer and Jacintha Wilmink

Chapter 21 Complications of Skin Grafting

Debra Archer and Jacintha Wilmink

Chapter 22 Complications of Oral and Salivary Gland Surgery

PM Dixon and RJM Reardon

Chapter 23 Complications of Esophageal Surgery

Louise L. Southwood

Chapter 24 Complications of Stomach Surgery

Louise L. Southwood

Chapter 25 Complications of Splenic Surgery

Eileen Hackett

Chapter 26 Complications of Abdominal Approaches

Shauna Lawless and Eileen Hackett

Chapter 27 Complications of the Intraoperative Colic Patient

Anje G. Bauck and David E. Freeman

Chapter 28 Complications of the Postoperative Colic Patient

Louise L. Southwood

Chapter 29 Complications of Surgery of the Rectum and Anus

Michael Spirito

Chapter 30 Complications of Abdominal Surgery: Incisional Hernia

John P. Caron

Chapter 31 Complications of Equine Laparoscopy

Donna L. Shettko and Dean A. Hendrickson

Chapter 32 Complications of Endoscopic Laser Surgery

Jan Hawkins

Chapter 33 Complications of Surgery of the Equine Nasal Passages and Paranasal Sinuses

Lynn Pezzanite and Jeremiah T. Easley

Chapter 34 Complications of Pharynx Surgery

Norm G. Ducharme and Fabrice Rossignol

Chapter 35 Complications of Larynx Surgery

Fabrice Rossignol and Norm G. Ducharme

Chapter 36 Complications of Surgery for Diseases of the Guttural Pouch

Anje Bauck and David E. Freeman

Chapter 37 Complications of Tracheal Surgery

John Peroni

Chapter 38 Complications of Thoracic Surgery

John Peroni

Chapter 39 Complications of Testicular Surgery

Jim Schumacher and Tom O’Brien

Chapter 40 Complications of Penile and Preputial Surgery

Jim Schumacher and Tom O’Brien

Chapter 41 Complications of Ovarian and Uterine Surgery

Jim Schumacher and Tom O’Brien

Chapter 42 Complications of Vulvar, Vestibular, Vaginal, and Cervical Surgery

Jim Schumacher and Tom O’Brien

Chapter 43 Complications of Urinary Surgery

KT Steward and Luis Rubio Martinez

Chapter 44 Complications of Diagnostic Tests for Lameness

Ellen Singer

Chapter 45 Complications of Synovial Endoscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy, Tenoscopy, Bursoscopy)

Troy N. Trumble and Michael C. Maher

Chapter 46 Complications of Orthopedic Surgery

Kyla F. Ortved and Dean W. Richardson

Chapter 47 Complications of Surgery of the Foot

Britta S. Leise

Chapter 48 Complications of Surgical Correction of Angular Limb Deformities

Robert Hunt and Amy Buck

Chapter 49 Complications of Surgical Correction of Flexural Limb Deformities

Belinda Black and Jim R. Vasey

Chapter 50 Complications of Splint Bone Fractures

Timothy Lescun

Chapter 51 Complications of Craniomaxillary and Mandible Fractures

Timothy Lescun

Chapter 52 Complications of Tendon Surgery

Roger K.W. Smith

Chapter 53 Complications of Muscle Surgery

Brad Nelson

Chapter 54 Complications of Regenerative Medicine

Ashlee E. Watts

Chapter 55 Complications of Osseous Cyst-Like Lesions

Ashlee E. Watts

Chapter 56 Complications of Ophthalmic Surgery

Kate S. Freeman and Dennis E. Brooks

Chapter 57 Complications of Diagnostic Procedures of the Nervous System

Laura Johnstone

Chapter 58 Complications of Anterior Cervical Fusion

Barrie Grant

Chapter 59 Complications of Surgery for Impingement of Dorsal Spinous Processes

Luis M. Rubio-Martinez

Chapter 60 Complications of Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Yvonne A. Elce


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