Complications and risk factors of castration with primary wound closure: Retrospective study in 159 horses.

@article{Robert2017ComplicationsAR,
  title={Complications and risk factors of castration with primary wound closure: Retrospective study in 159 horses.},
  author={Micka{\"e}l P Robert and Ronan J J Chapuis and Claire de Fourmestraux and Olivier J Geffroy},
  journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne},
  year={2017},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={
          466-471
        }
}
Castration with primary wound closure reportedly has lower complication rates and shorter recovery periods compared to castration with second intention healing. However, little is known about risk factors associated with complications using primary wound closure. Medical records of 159 horses castrated and having primary wound closure were reviewed. Main short-term complications were: scrotal hematoma in 12 horses (7.6%), signs of colic in 6 horses (3.8%), fever in 4 horses (2.5%), and peri… CONTINUE READING