Kelly D. Farnsworth

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate 2 methods of semen collection that could be used as terminal procedures in stallions with irreparable conditions, such as fractures or colic. Electroejaculation was attempted under general anesthesia. Forty-eight hours later, the ponies were castrated and 2 different epididymal sperm collection techniques were(More)
BACKGROUND Despite frequent clinical use, information about the pharmacokinetics (PK), clinical effects, and safety of butorphanol in foals is not available. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the PK of butorphanol in neonatal foals after IV and IM administration; to determine whether administration of butorphanol results in physiologic(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the analgesic efficacy of administration of butorphanol tartrate, phenylbutazone, or both drugs in combination in colts undergoing routine castration. DESIGN Randomized controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS 36 client-owned colts. PROCEDURES Horses received treatment with butorphanol alone (0.05 mg/kg [0.023 mg/lb], IM, prior to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of four methods of povidone-iodine preparation on skin bacterial flora of arthrocentesis sites, in horses, with and without evidence of skin contamination. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized study. ANIMALS Twenty-four adult horses. METHODS Horses were assigned to either the clean or contaminated group based on(More)
We describe the clinical, imaging, and necropsy findings of two horses with severe injury of the collateral ligaments of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint diagnosed using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. In MR images it was possible to examine the collateral ligaments of the DIP joint from the origin at the middle phalanx to the insertion on the distal(More)
This study evaluated a retrograde orotracheal intubation technique and compared it to the traditional normograde intubation technique used in llamas. Oral anatomical features, which can impair visualization of the epiglottis and laryngeal structures, and the production of excessive salivary secretions make it difficult to establish an airway under emergency(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of intra-articular gentamicin-impregnated polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads inserted in the equine tarsocrural joint on the synovial fluid, synovial lining, and cartilage, and to determine the peak and sustainable gentamicin concentrations in synovial fluid and plasma. STUDY DESIGN Pharmacokinetic, cytologic, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of a new microfracture and ligament splitting procedure on ligament healing and to examine the usefulness of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for monitoring ligament healing over time using a collagenase model of hind limb proximal suspensory desmitis. STUDY DESIGN Experimental in vivo study. ANIMALS Healthy adult horses(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for identifying subchondral bone damage in the distal limbs of horses. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 11 horses. PROCEDURE Medical records of horses with lameness and subsequent evidence of subchondral bone damage as determined by MR imaging were reviewed. Severity and duration of(More)
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the incorporation of a telephone communication exercise into the junior surgery laboratory at Washington State University. Subjectively, the communication component seemed to encourage greater student preparedness and participation or ownership of cases in the surgical laboratory. Simulated clients were asked to(More)