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Laparoscopic Surgery

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic has the equipment and expertise to provide minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures. Our process promotes a rapid return to function and a more cosmetic outcome. The state-of-the-art Stryker endoscopy (camera) equipment in our clinic allows us to perform these procedures on a standing horse, which eliminates the anesthetic risk. A constant rate infusion sedative minimizes stress for the horse and keeps the animal quiet during the procedure.

Laporascopic Ovariectomy

Local anesthetic blocks are used to minimize or eliminate pain during the procedure. A small (1 to 2 centimeter) incision in the flank allows our highly trained staff to use rigid endoscopes/laparoscopes to visualize and evaluate abdominal structures. Additional incisions allow the use of instruments for exploration and dissection. This reduces the risk of hemorrhage.                                                    

                                            Laparoscopic Ovariectomy                       

Common laparoscopic procedures offered by SVEC include:

  • Minimally invasive removal of ovaries in standing mares for treatment of neoplasia or behavioral problems associated with heat cycles.
  • Standing, minimally invasive closure of the nephrosplenic space for horses with recurrent nephrosplenic entrapment of the large colon.
  • Standing laparoscopic exploratory for minimally invasive evaluation of the abdomen in horses with chronic/recurrent colic.

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic has the expertise and equipment to provide a smooth and uneventful experience, reducing stress for both the client and their animal.

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