SURGERY  

Colic Surgery: 


Colic is a clinical sign or a symptom rather than a diagnosis. The term colic can encompass all forms of gastrointestinal conditions which cause pain as well as other conditions that cause abdominal pain not involving the gastrointestinal tract. The most common forms of colic are gastrointestinal in nature. There are a variety of different causes of colic, some of which require surgical intervention. Colic surgery is major abdominal surgery. Among domesticated horses, colic is a major cause of premature death.


It is important that any person who owns or works with horses be able to recognize the symptoms of colic and knows to call their veterinarian when they occur.


Arthroscopy:


Using a type of camera called an arthroscope to diagnose an injury to or disease of a joint or to perform minor surgery on a joint, permits  the surgeon to examine and sometimes make repairs on the interior of a joint, such as the knee, through a small incision.

Cryptorchidism:


A developmental defect marked by the failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum.

Orthopedic:

Deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
Soft Tissue: The term soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body. Soft tissue includes muscles, fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, and synovial tissues.
Elective Surgery: Surgery that is subject to choice (election). For example, the time when a surgical procedure is performed may be elective. The procedure is beneficial to the patient but does not need be done at a particular time- as opposed to urgent or emergency surgery.