• A comprehensive discussion of surgical treatments for equine colic

    Colic Surgery in the Horse presents a detailed exploration of surgical procedures in the horse abdomen. It is a state-of-the-art reference for equine surgeons, providing detailed descriptions of surgical treatments for colic in horses. The book offers step-by-step instructions for abdominal surgeries in the equine patient with accompanying photographs and illustrations.

    Covering all aspects of colic surgery, the book emphasizes a practical approach designed to improve outcomes after surgical treatment. Numerous illustrations accompany the discussions of colic surgery, diseases causing colic, treatment decision making, preoperative considerations, postoperative treatment, and other related topics. The book is an accessible, essential resource for all veterinarians engaged in the surgical treatment of colic in horses.

    Readers will also find:

    • A thorough introduction to diseases of the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine that cause colic in horses
    • Comprehensive explorations of the assessment of colic
    • Practical discussions of owner-involved decision making in the treatment of equine colic
    • Complete coverage of preoperative management and anesthesia and surgery preparation
    • An emphasis on a practical approach designed to improve outcomes following surgery

    Written for equine surgeons, residents and interns, Colic Surgery in the Horse will also benefit equine veterinary practitioners with an interest in the treatment of colic in horses.

  • Preface

    About the companion website

    1 Diseases of the Stomach

    2 Diseases of the Small Intestine

    3 Diseases of the Cecum

    4 Diseases of the Large Colon

    5 Diseases of the Small Colon, Rectum and Anus

    6 Miscellaneous Colics

    7 False Colics

    8 Chronic and Recurrent Colic

    9 Colic in Foals and Weanlings

    10 Colics of Pregnancy and Peripartum Period

    11 Pathophysiology of Intestinal Obstruction and Ischemia

    12 Assessment of the Horse with Colic

    13 Decision-Making and Communications

    14 Preoperative Stabilization and Treatments

    15 Fluid Therapy

    16 Management of Intraabdominal Hemorrhage

    17 Nonsurgical Treatments of Obstructive Intestinal Diseases

    18 Anesthesia

    19 Surgical Planning and Equipment

    20 Surgical Approach and Exploration

    21 Suture Patterns, Knots and Miscellaneous Procedures

    22 Surgery of the Stomach, Duodenum and Bile Duct

    23 Surgical Correction of Small Intestinal Diseases

    24 Small Intestinal Viability and Extent of Resection

    25 Resection of Mesentery and Decompression of Small Intestine

    26 Jejunojejunostomy

    27 Surgery of the Ileum

    28 Jejunocecostomy

    29 Surgery of the Cecum

    30 Surgery of the Large Colon

    31 Large Colon Resection, Anastomosis and Bypass

    32 Colopexy

    33 Surgery of the Small Colon, Rectum and Anus

    34 Miscellaneous Colic-Related Abdominal Surgeries and Procedures

    35 Adjunctive Intraoperative Procedures

    36 Intraoperative Complications

    37 Closure of the Ventral Midline Abdominal Incision

    38 Complications in Closure of the Ventral Midline Abdominal Incision

    39 Postoperative Reflux

    40 Miscellaneous Postoperative Complications

    41 Postoperative Monitoring

    42 Postoperative Management

    43 Postoperative Fluid Therapy

    44 Postoperative Feeding

    45 Early Repeat Celiotomy

    46 Survival and Recovery

    47 The Future

  • David E. Freeman, MVB, MRCVS, PhD, DACVS

    Is Appleton Endowed Professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA.