We provide a range of minor surgical services within the scope of field anesthesia. The most common are laceration repair, tumor removal, enucleations and castrations. However, we are able to perform procedures that require recumbency for up to 45 minutes, such as inguinal or umbilical hernia repair or monorchid castration with intravenous anesthesia. The risks and costs of the surgery will be discussed with the owner in full before the procedure. We may recommend referral to a surgical facility if we anticipate a complication so the horse can receive an inhalation/oxygen anesthesia. We set up these referrals for the client if requested. Do not be surprised if the veterinarian delays surgery if the horse is not in optimal health, as it is very important to address underlying health problems such as respiratory infections or anemia prior to anesthesia. With the newer safer drugs available to veterinarians, you may be surprised what procedures can even be done standing with full immobility.
In some cases we recommend that you transport your horse to the clinic for surgical procedures to be preformed. This allows our doctors to have access to all of our in clinic equipment, standing stocks and additional medications should a problem arise.
If you have any questions and would like to discuss a surgical procedure with one of our Technicians or Doctors, or you would like to request a quote with an estimated cost for the procedure please don’t hesitate to call our clinic. 613-257-3202 ext. 2