Tim G. Eastman, DVM, MPVM, DACVS
Castration remains one of the most commonly performed field surgeries by equine veterinarians. Complication rates vary among studies but remain relatively high with 10% to 28% of horses experiencing some form of complication and continues to be a major source of malpractice suits against equine veterinarians. Even with strict adherence to aseptic principles and prophylactic antibiotics, complications such as edema, seroma, hemorrhage, infection, and eventration are possible. A thorough understanding of how to recognize and manage these complications will oftentimes improve the ultimate outcome. While the preferred surgical approach will vary among individuals and the equipment that they choose, no method is without inherent risks.
This two-part course consists of one proceedings paper and the accompanying 2019 AAEP Convention presentation. The video has been split into two parts for ease of download and viewing; as one video part concludes, the next will unlock.
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With the successful completion of this course, you will gain strategies to deal with complications from
Continuing education credit:
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|How to Treat Complications of Castration in the Field||00:31:30|
|View the presentation, part 1||00:12:30|
|View the presentation, part 2||00:09:00|
|Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention proceedings||00:10:00|
|Pass the quiz to earn CE credit|