Inguinal Herniorrhaphy in the Foal

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Table 28.1 Instrument requirements for inguinal herniorrhaphy in foals Surgical table capable of tilting to 20°–30° Anesthetic machine with positive-pressure ventilator Standard (general) surgery pack Insufflator and CO2 source tubing Light…

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Mesh Incisional Hernioplasty

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Hernia Fixation Devices While the mesh can be secured exclusively with transfascial sutures using conventional materials, a combination of transfascial sutures and hernia fixation devices (tacks or anchors) technically simplifies…

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Intersex Gonadectomy

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The veterinarian needs to be aware of the possibility of an intersex horse and to use good investigative clinical skills for identification of the intersex horse. In Pennsylvania, two Standardbred…

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Peritoneal Flap Hernioplasty Technique for Preventing the Recurrence of Acquired Strangulating Inguinal Herniation in the Stallion

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The first portal is made at the dorsal margin of the internal abdominal oblique muscle (mid tuber coxae level) midway between the last rib and the tuber coxae. After a…

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Hand-Assisted Laparoscopy

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Figure 33.2 The surgeon’s fingers are used (A) to bluntly enlarge an opening into the retroperitoneal space and to separate a kidney from the surrounding retroperitoneal fat, (B) to isolate the…

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Inguinal Hernioplasty

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Figure 27.2 Position of the laparoscopic portals. Figures 27.3 (A,B) Left vaginal ring. Laparoscopic view in dorsal recumbency showing the dissection of the peritoneal flap. Sci, scissors; Pfl, peritoneal flap; Cor, testicular…

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Closure of the Nephrosplenic Space

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Geldings seem to be predisposed as well as horses with a special anatomical shape of the nephrosplenic space (Huskamp & Lopf 1980a; Huskamp 1987; Mariën 2002). The depth of the…

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Cryptorchidectomy

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Table 26.1 Instrument requirements for recumbent laparoscopic cryptorchidectomy Surgical table capable of tilting to 20°–30° (or overhead hoist capable of lifting the patient’s hindquarters) Anesthetic machine with positive-pressure ventilator Standard (general)…

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Nephrectomy

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Left-Sided Nephrectomy After insufflation with carbon dioxide to an intra-abdominal pressure of 5 mmHg and visualization of the nephrosplenic region, the 5-mm-diameter laparoscopic injection needle is inserted into the instrument portal…

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Inguinal Hernioplasty Using Cyanoacrylate

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The vaginal ring is identified (Figure 15.2), and the mesorchium and the deferent duct are pulled caudomedially using a Babcock forceps introduced through the most ventral portal, and the sheath…

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