Prevention of post operative complications following surgical treatment of equine colic: Current evidence.

@article{Salem2016PreventionOP,
  title={Prevention of post operative complications following surgical treatment of equine colic: Current evidence.},
  author={Shebl E Salem and Christopher J. Proudman and Debra C. Archer},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={143-51}
}
Changes in management of the surgical colic patient over the last 30 years have resulted in considerable improvement in post operative survival rates. However, post operative complications remain common and these impact negatively on horse welfare, probability of survival, return to previous use and the costs of treatment. Multiple studies have investigated risk factors for post operative complications following surgical management of colic and interventions that might be effective in reducing… CONTINUE READING
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