Equine Surgery in the Field

Surgeries that can be performed in field conditions are limited by the environment.  Some surgeries involving less invasive procedures can be performed successfully in the field.  For these type of surgeries, the horse is anesthetized for a short period and can function normally afterwards.  Safe and Sound veterinarians will only perform surgeries that we feel can be done safely in field conditions.  These are some of the procedures that can be done in the field:

  • Castration
  • Cryo-therapy
  • Minor Tumor Removal
  • Biopsies
  • Laceration/Wound Treatment