A retrospective study of mortality associated with general anaesthesia in horses: emergency procedures.

@article{Mee1998ARS,
  title={A retrospective study of mortality associated with general anaesthesia in horses: emergency procedures.},
  author={Adrian Mee and Peter J S Cripps and Ronald S Jones},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1998},
  volume={142 12},
  pages={307-9}
}
A retrospective study evaluated 995 emergency equine general anaesthetics. The total mortality for emergency procedures was 31.4 per cent. This figure was examined in more detail to determine if all emergency procedures carried a similar risk. Horses anaesthetised for surgical colic had an increased risk of death or euthanasia, with a total mortality of 35.5 per cent when compared to horses anaesthetised for non-colic related problems which had a total mortality of 15.3 per cent. The findings… CONTINUE READING

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