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Anton Fürst, Wayne McIlwraith, Dean Richardson

Executive Editor

Jörg Auer

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Lateral recumbency

1. Positioning of the horse

The horse is placed in lateral recumbency with appropriate padding applied.

The surgical site is prepared and draped for aseptic surgery.

Lateral recumbency

Usually, the affected limb is positioned uppermost, unless otherwise specified in the procedure.

A tourniquet is optional.

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