Equine recumbency: Complications and slinging

Bonnie R. Rush, Elizabeth G. Davis, Molly McCue

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Although therapeutic implementation early in the course of disease typically yields the best prognosis, there is potential for an adverse outcome when treating recumbent horses. This article describes the clinical manifestations and cause of complicating factors associated with recumbency in horses. Sling support, albeit labor intensive, can prove life-saving in select cases of equine recumbency. Various sling designs and general selection criteria for available slings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-266
Number of pages11
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004


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