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We are pleased now to be able to offer
a laparoscopic surgery service. Our first laparoscopies were carried out
in February 2009. Laparoscopy is keyhole surgery of the abdominal cavity
and involves inserting a small rigid camera into the flank and visualising
the inside of the abdomen on a monitor. This removes the need for more
invasive conventional surgery that may involve a large abdominal incision
being made under general anaesthetic and several months of box rest. Laparoscopy
is performed while the patient is standing in the stocks and is heavily
sedated. Local anaesthesia and painkillers help to keep the horse comfortable
whilst the procedure is taking place. About 4 weeks box rest is usually
If you would like to discuss laparoscopy further with us, or think you may have a horse or pony for which this technique may be useful, please do not hesitate to contact us at the hospital.
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