Medical support for cattle and small ruminant surgical patients

Gayle Hallowell, Timothy Potter, Brian Aldridge

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While the initial assessment of cattle and small ruminants presented for surgery is similar to that in other species, it can be more challenging because farm animals are often sicker than they appear to be. This article outlines how to identify and manage potential medical problems in large animal surgical patients, including practical fluid therapy, analgesia, sedation, anaesthesia and rational antimicrobial use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-233
Number of pages8
JournalIn Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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