Advances in Equine Laparascopy
Lecturer: Jonathan Anderson, BVM&S DipACVS MRCVS
Endoscopic surgical techniques performed in the abdominal (Laparoscopic) and thoracic (thorascopic) cavities have become routine procedures in veterinary hospitals in the UK and around the world. They confer the large advantage of being minimally invasive and in many instances converting what would have been a surgery requiring general anaesthesia to a standing procedure. The use of endoscopic equipment enables direct visualisation of regions of the abdomen that would be otherwise inaccessible, vastly reduced morbidity associated with surgery and has expanded the equine surgical field’s capabilities. Advances in laparoscopic surgery are mostly due to advances in instrumentation and specialised training.