Cornell Veterinarians Help Horse, Rider Return to Ring
Wrangler, an 11-year-old quarter horse gelding, began to exhibit signs of pain and unusual behavior. His owner took him to the veterinarian and found out he was suffering from “kissing spine.” Read how Cornell veterinarians fixed his spine and led him and owner to ride and compete again.
Surgical Drains: Placement, Management, and Removal
In Part 2 of our “Surgical Drains” series, the author discusses proper placement of the different types of drains, how to manage them after placement, and when to remove them.
Surgical Drains: Indications, Types, and Complications
Surgical drains are implants that allow removal of fluid and/or gas from a wound or body cavity. This review is part 1 of a 2-part series. Part 1 covers indications for drain use, types, benefits and drawbacks of each type, and common complications. Part 2 will cover drain placement techniques and postoperative care.
Veterinary Students Use Stage III to Learn How to Operate on Animals
Veterinary students can use Washington State University’s Stage III — a hybrid immersive simulation environment comprised of a computer simulation paired with a mannequin — to learn how to operate on animals.
UC Davis Veterinarians Team with Physician to Remove Tumor in Horse
UC Davis veterinarians made history with the first-ever image-guided tumor removal in a horse. A delicate surgery was performed to remove the massive sinus osteoma.
Veterinarians Fix Puppy’s Paws Pointing Up Instead of Down
A 10-week-old puppy born with his front paws facing up instead of down and unable to walk is recovering after surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus: Stabilization and Surgery
Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) is an acute, life-threatening disorder in dogs, characterized by abnormal twisting of the stomach on its mesenteric axis, with subsequent gastric gas accumulation and distention.
Surgical Approach to External and Middle Ear Disease in the Dog and Cat
Diseases of the external and middle ear are common problems in dogs and cats. Chronic otitis externa alone accounts for approximately 10% of admissions to small animal hospitals.1 Ear disease often goes unnoticed by the owner until the disease has progressed…
Placement & Management: Jackson-Pratt Closed Active Suction Drain
Drains are placed in wounds to evacuate fluid that would otherwise accumulate due to dead space, inflammation, infection, and/or necrosis. Fluid accumulation in a wound can be detrimental because…