Surgical Services for Horses
The equine veterinary team at Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services offers a variety of equine surgeries including castrations, laceration repair, mass removals, enucleations (eye removal), and many other procedures.
Most large animal surgeries are easier to perform on standing, awake patients and are typically to repair lacerations and injuries sustained through trauma.
We make sure to practice the most stringent surgical safety protocols that we can and believe that it is in our patient's best interests to use a standing procedure whenever possible to reduce the risk of anesthesia-related complications.
What to Expect With Equine Surgery
We strive to always keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure, what the projected recovery time will be and any post-operative care that your horse will need as they recover.
Surgical Procedures at Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services
We perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in horses or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our Southern Wisconsin vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue
Soft tissue surgery includes surgery of the abdomen, urogenital tract, respiratory tract, mouth, and skin.
Our vets are able to assess your horse's condition and offer surgical treatments if this is in the best interest of your horse's long-term health.
Our equine veterinary team is available during our clinic hours and on an on-call basis 24/7.
- Reproductive Surgery
A range of reproductive surgical procedures can be carried out either at your farm through our ambulatory services, or for more complex procedures, by referral to a local equine center.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
These wounds must be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of surgery for your horse may be a bit frightening. But be assured that we only recommend surgeries when they are in the best interest of your animal.
Most large animal surgeries are performed on standing and awake patients.
The equine team at Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services is trained to handle the complicated needs of equine surgery. You can trust that we will do everything we can to make the process safe and comfortable for your horse.