Hernias

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Hernias: Case by Case

Read about both classic and unusual hernia cases veterinarians encounter, why they occur, how to treat them, and their prognoses.

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Inguinal Hernia in Horses

My gelding has been diagnosed with a hernia between the omentum and the inguinal ring. He hasn’t had signs of

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Repairing Hernias with Subcutaneous Mesh

Incisional hernias (protrusion of abdominal contents through a gap in an incision beneath the skin) occur in up to 17% of horses receiving abdominal surgery, reported Gal Kelmer, DVM, MS, clinical assistant professor at the University of

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Hernias Explained

Bulges in the body wall could mean internal organs are out of place.

A hernia is any rent or tear in the body wall that allows internal organs to push through into undesirable places. Any age or breed of horse can

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Afleet Alex Recovering After Hernia Surgery

Gainesway Farm reported Wednesday that dual classic winner and stallion Afleet Alex is recovering from surgery performed on Sept. 26 to repair an inguinal hernia.


The colt is expected to make a full recovery from the surgery, which was

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Managing Fractured Ribs in Foals

Surgically repairing or stabilizing fractured ribs in a newborn foal can reduce the risk of further complications such as puncturing a vital organ, said Robert Hunt, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, and Fairfield Bain DVM, MBA, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVP, ACVECC. Th

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Castration In The Horse

In this article, we’ll see how an orchidectomy is performed in the horse, when it can be performed, potential complications, and the myths behind castration in horses.

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