Anesthetizing Horses in the Field for an Hour or More
The longer a horse is under anesthesia, the greater the risk. And considering horses are some of the most vulnerable species when “knocked out” for surgery, equine veterinarians typically try to keep sedation periods as short as possible—most often less than 20 minutes. However, some procedures can take much, much longer.

To address some common issues with maintaining horses unde

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