In addition to orthopedic surgery, other operations are also part of our range of services. These include for example
Minimally invasive surgery:
Soft Tissue Surgery:
The surgical laser is used in various cases – both for surgical procedures and for (subsequent) promotion of wound healing.
Anesthesia (also called general anesthesia) enables diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (operations) to be performed by rendering the patient unconscious and eliminating the sense of pain.
Prior to a planned surgery, the horse’s health condition is assessed. Preliminary examinations are performed the day before surgery and consist of a general physical examination as well as a blood test and a fecal examination. In addition, pre-existing conditions and medications that will be given on a permanent basis will be inquired about. The owner is informed in detail in writing about the risks of the anesthesia and the procedure itself.
The anesthesia itself consists of four phases:
During anesthesia, the horses are constantly monitored by one of our anesthesiologists. Vital parameters (heart rate, respiratory rate, circulation), reflexes and depth of anesthesia are constantly checked and documented in an anesthesia protocol. In addition to non-apparatus monitoring, apparatus monitoring is also available: