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Anton Fürst, Christoph Lischer

Executive Editor

Jörg Auer

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Lateral recumbency

1. Positioning of the horse

The horse is placed in lateral recumbency on the surgery table. Depending on the location of the injury, the affected limb is “down” or uppermost.

Lateral recumbency

The legs have to positioned to allow for free access to the injured site not interfering with the contralateral leg.

Lateral recumbency

The legs are supported by stands (see left) or support devices attached to the surgery table.

Lateral recumbency

The region ranging from the distal third of the tibia to the proximal third of MTIII is clipped circumferentially around the leg and aseptically prepared. Drapes are applied.

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