Long-term survival of equine surgical colic cases. Part 1: patterns of mortality and morbidity.

@article{Proudman2002LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term survival of equine surgical colic cases. Part 1: patterns of mortality and morbidity.},
  author={Christopher J. Proudman and Jacob E Smith and G. Barrie Edwards and Nigel P French},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={432-7}
}
Postoperative complications and mortality can occur many weeks or months after colic surgery. We are interested in the long-term outcome of these cases. This study documents patterns of mortality and morbidity among 341 horses that recovered from colic surgery March 1998-August 2000. The progress of each horse was rigorously followed by periodic telephone and postal questionnaires. Event time data were recorded for each animal and a total of 321 horse years of survival, together with death from… CONTINUE READING

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