Authors of section


Alan Ruggles, Jeffrey Watkins

Executive Editor

Jörg Auer

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Dorsal recumbency

1. Positioning

The horse is placed in dorsal recumbency with the affected limb extended and the other forelimb resting on the chest.

dorsal recumbency

2. Preparation for surgery

The wide area around the surgical site is clipped and prepared for aseptic surgery.