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  • Chest haemorrhage and rib fracture in a horse

    Posted on by Andy

    The horse shown in the video below got crushed in a gate. It sustained fractures of several ribs resulting in an area of flail chest. The chest partially filled with blood and fluid. The horse was left several days to ensure that the bleeding had stopped. It was then necessary to drain the chest of fluid and blood otherwise there would be a serious risk of it becoming infected resulting in life threatening pleuropneumonia.

    Andy
    ABOUT ANDY HAYES BVetMed MRCVS
    Joined Towcester Veterinary Centre in 1991 and now a partner, Andy was instrumental in setting up the six vet team at the equine clinic at Plum Park.
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