Tom M Russell

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OBJECTIVE To report a technique for eye enucleation in standing sedated horses and to report outcome in 40 horses. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS Horses (n=40) requiring eye enucleation. METHODS The eye was enucleated using a transpalpebral technique in 40 horses restrained in stocks and sedated. Anesthesia of orbital structures was(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a technique for surgical treatment of septic jugular thrombophlebitis unresponsive to medical treatment. STUDY DESIGN Case series. ANIMALS Horses (n=9) with septic jugular thrombophlebitis unresponsive to medical treatment. METHODS Jugular vein thrombectomy was performed under standing sedation and local anesthesia. The contents of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the racing performance of horses that underwent ultrasound-guided intralesional injection of autologous bone marrow aspirate for treatment of selected forelimb suspensory ligament (body or branch) core lesions. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of 13 Standardbred and 17 Thoroughbred race horses. METHODS Autologous bone marrow(More)
A 19-year-old Thoroughbred gelding presented with sudden onset, non-weight bearing lameness in the right hindlimb. Radiography confirmed distal luxation of the patella, which was replaced into its normal anatomical location under general anaesthesia. There were no pathological sequelae noted on follow-up examination 9 months after the initial injury. To our(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical signs, surgical treatment, and outcome of septic arthritis of the coxofemoral joint in foals. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. SAMPLE POPULATION Foals (n = 12) with confirmed sepsis of the coxofemoral joint. METHODS Lameness was localized to the coxofemoral joint based on physical examination. Sepsis was(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Repair of spiral and long diaphyseal metacarpal and metatarsal fractures under anaesthesia can be problematic and associated with a high incidence of complications, including fracture propagation necessitating euthanasia. OBJECTIVE To report on a practical repair technique for which general anaesthesia is not required. (More)
OBJECTIVE To report a technique for improving surgical access to the bladder for removal of cystic calculi in male horses. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS OR SAMPLE POPULATION Geldings (8) with cystic calculi. METHODS After catheterization of the bladder through the penis, 100 mL 2% lidocaine hydrochloride solution was instilled. After(More)