Authors of section


Anton Fürst

Executive Editor

Jörg Auer

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Dorsal recumbency

1. Positioning

The horse is placed under general anesthesia in dorsal recumbency with the head extended. Custom-made wedges are used to stabilize the neck in a perfect sagittal position with good alignment of C2 and C3.

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2. Preparation for surgery

The surgical site is aseptically prepared for a surgical intervention and impermeable drapes are applied in routine fashion. The aseptically draped arm of the fluoroscope is positioned in horizontal position at the level of the neck.

dorsal recumbency