Use of a foam rubber mattress and head and tail ropes to assist a horse during recovery from anesthesia. The bottom front leg is pulled forward to lessen pressure on the dependent limb and all lower limbs are protected with gaiters against injury. Tubing entering one nostril provides oxygen supplementation. The horse is positioned so that it will roll off the mattress as it moves into sternal recumbency.

Figure 1. Use of a foam rubber mattress and head and tail ropes to assist a horse during recovery from anesthesia. The bottom front leg is pulled forward to lessen pressure on the dependent limb and all lower limbs are protected with gaiters against injury. Tubing entering one nostril provides oxygen supplementation. The horse is positioned so that it will roll off the mattress as it moves into sternal recumbency.

Driessen, B. Assisted Recovery in Horses Awakening from General Anesthesia. In: Steffey E.P. (Ed.), Recent Advances in Anesthetic Management of Large Domestic Animals. Ithaca: International Veterinary Information Service (www.ivis.org), 2005; Document No. A0619.0505.(Accessed: 16 Dec 2017).