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Equine Surgery From Our Veterinarian in Bowling Green
At Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center, our veterinarian in Bowling Green is committed to providing horses with the comprehensive care they need to lead healthier and happier lives. We understand the unique nature of horses, and our equine veterinary team has the knowledge and experience to provide a number of services ranging from diagnostics to surgery and everything in between. If your horse is in need of surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team to get started.
Horse Surgery Options Available
Surgical procedures in horses are always a major undertaking, which is why it's so important to choose an experienced and skilled equine veterinarian. Our vet has experience in performing any number of surgical procedures on horses, including:
- joint surgery
- colic surgery
- stifle disease surgery
What to Expect From a Horse Surgery at Our Animal Hospital
At our animal hospital, we will never recommend a horse surgery without first performing a physical evaluation of the horse itself. This comprehensive physical examination will help us to confirm that surgery is the best option as well as perform any diagnostic testing needed to confirm a condition that requires the surgery in the first place.
From there, we begin to tackle the issue of anesthesia. Because it takes a great deal of carefully administered medicine to properly sedate a horse for surgery, we may need to conduct pre-surgery blood work and other tests to make sure that this can be done safely in our office. This is done for the safety of your horse and our veterinary staff.
Your horse will be carefully monitored throughout the entire surgery, as well as throughout the recovery process while we wait for him or her to come out of anesthesia. From there, depending on the specific surgery that was performed, it may be necessary to keep your horse for monitoring. If any post-surgical medications are needed, these will be provided to you, along with instructions on how to properly administer them. Our veterinary team will also take the time to provide you with important aftercare information as well as any signs of complications to look out for. We never anticipate complications to arise, but we want to make sure horse owners are as informed as possible.
And of course, our equine veterinary team will be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have before your horse is discharged from our animal hospital. Follow-up appointments may also be scheduled to ensure that your horse is recovering and healing properly after the surgery.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Equine Veterinarian Today
If you're interested in finding out more about our equine surgical services, it's time to schedule an appointment with our veterinary team today. You can reach Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center by giving us a call at (270) 781-5041. Be sure to take advantage of our new client special as well!