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Abdomen: surgery - post-operative survival

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Synonym(s): Post-operative survival following colic surgery


Post-operative survival

  • There has been a continued improvement in survival rates since surgeons first started performing colic surgery Abdomen: surgical approaches.
  • This is due to a number of factors including:
    • Improved training in equine surgery, anesthesia and surgery.
    • Improved technology and therapeutic agents.
    • Research to understand factors associated with survival, eg optimal surgical techniques and post-operative management.
    • Knowledge of factors associated with post-operative survival enables us to more accurately predict the outcome following surgery.
    • Improved recognition of signs of colic and early referral by the owner and attending veterinarian, respectively.

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Overall survival following surgery

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Survival for specific types of colic

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bauck A G, Easley J T, Cleary O B et al (2017) Response to early repeat celiotomy in horses after a surgical treatment of jejunal strangulation. Vet Surg 46 (6), 843-850 PubMed.
  • Southwood L L, Lindborg S, Myers M & Aceto H W (2017) Influence of Salmonella status on the long-term outcome of horses after colic surgery. Vet Surg 46 (6), 780-788 PubMed.
  • Findley J A, Salem S, Burgess R & Archer D C (2017) Factors associated with survival of horses following relaparotomy. Equine Vet J 49 (4), 448-453 PubMed.
  • Dunkel B, Mair T, Marr C M, Carnwath J & Bolt D M (2015) Indications, complications, and outcome of horses undergoing repeated celiotomy within 14 days after the first colic surgery: 95 cases (2005-2013). J Am Vet Med Assoc 246 (5), 540-546 PubMed.
  • Hackett E S, Embertson R M, Hopper S A, Woodie J B & Ruggles A J (2015) Duration of disease influences survival to discharge of Thoroughbred mares with surgically treated large colon volvulus. Equine Vet J 47 (6), 650-654 PubMed.
  • Stewart S, Southwood L L & Aceto H W (2014) Comparison of short- and long-term complications and survival following jejunojejunostomy, jejunoileostomy and jejunocaecostomy in 112 horses: 2005-2010. Equine Vet J 46 (3), 333-338 PubMed.
  • Suthers J M, Pinchbeck G L, Proudman C J & Archer D C (2013) Survival of horses following strangulating large colon volvulus. Equine Vet J 45 (2), 219-223 PubMed.
  • Freeman K D et al (2012) Post operative infection, pyrexia and perioperative antimicrobial drug use in surgical colic patients. Equine Vet J 44 (4), 476-481 PubMed.
  • Freeman D E & Schaeffer D J (2005) Short-term survival after surgery for epiploic foramen entrapment compared with other strangulating diseases of the small intestine in horses. Equine Vet J 37 (4), 292-295 PubMed.
  • Moore J N (2005) Five decades of colic: a view from thirty-five years on. Equine Vet J 37 (4), 285-286 PubMed.
  • Mair T S & Smith L J (2005) Survival and complication rates in 300 horses undergoing surgical treatment of colic. Part 1: short-term survival following a single laparotomy. Equine Vet J 37 (4), 296-302 PubMed.
  • Mair T S & Smith L J (2005) Survival and complication rates in 300 horses undergoing surgical treatment of colic. Part 3: long-term complications and survival. Equine Vet J 37 (4), 296-302 PubMed
  • Proudman C J, Edwards G B, Barnes J & French N P (2005) Factors affecting long-term survival of horses recovering from surgery of the small intestine. Equine Vet J 37(4), 360-365 PubMed.
  • Proudman C J, Edwards G B, Barnes J & French N P (2005) Modelling long-term survival of horses following surgery for large intestinal disease. Equine Vet J 37(4), 366-370 PubMed.
  • Morton A J & Blickslager A T (2002) Surgical and post-operative factors influencing short-term survival of horses following small intestinal resection: 92 cases (1994 2001). Equine Vet J 34(5), 450-454 PubMed.
  • Proudman C J, Smith J E, Edwards G B & French N P (2002) Long-term survival of equine surgical colic cases. Part 2: Modelling post-operative survival. Equine Vet J 34 (5), 438-443 PubMed.
  • Freeman D E, Hammock P, Baker G J et al (2000) Short- and long-term survival and prevalence of post-operative ileus after small intestinal surgery in the horse. Equine Vet J 32, 42-51 PubMed.

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