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Equine Veterinary Surgery: Journal Club

Resources for MU's Equine Surgery Group

Equine Surgery Journal Club: Spring 2024

05/22/2024 McCurdy

Peeters MWJ, Wallace AG, Chesworth MJ, Berner D, Fiske‐Jackson AR. Conservative management of a fracture of the greater trochanter of the femur in an adult horse. Equine Veterinary Education. 2024;.

Sauer FJ, Hellige M, Beineke A, Geburek F. Osteoarthritis of the coxofemoral joint in 24 horses: Evaluation of radiography, ultrasonography, intra-articular anaesthesia, treatment and outcome. Equine Vet J. 2024 Jan 7. doi: 10.1111/evj.14053. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38185515.


Barnes HK, Munsterman AS, Gillen AM, Caston SS, Tatarniuk DM, Kersh K, Swor T, Hanson RR. Evaluation of the in vitro performance of the double forwarder knot, compared to square and surgeon's knots using large gauge suture. Vet Surg. 2024 Feb;53(2):376-383. doi: 10.1111/vsu.14058. Epub 2023 Dec 27. PMID: 38151296.

Comino F, Pollock PJ, Fulton I, Hewitt-Dedman C, Handel I, Gorvy DA. A novel tension relief technique to aid the primary closure of traumatic equine wounds under excessive tension. Equine Vet J. 2024 May;56(3):514-521. doi: 10.1111/evj.13987. Epub 2023 Aug 9. PMID: 37559442.

04/17/2024 Warren

Sloan PB, White B, Santschi EM. Racing performance of juvenile Thoroughbreds with femoropatellar osteochondrosis at auction: A retrospective case-control study. Equine Vet J. 2024 Jan;56(1):69-75. doi: 10.1111/evj.13943. Epub 2023 May 16. PMID: 37191294.

Bergmann W, Vernooij JCM, Grinwis GCM, Gröne A. Shapes of cervical articular process joints and association with histological evidence of osteochondrosis in Warmblood foals: A post-mortem study. Equine Vet J. 2024 Jan;56(1):110-120. doi: 10.1111/evj.13940. Epub 2023 Apr 13. PMID: 37010250.

03/27/2024 Warren

Dillenbeck, L., Whitcomb, M. B., Dechant, J., & Sole Guitart, A. (2022). Ultrasonographic diagnosis of lateral meniscal rupture in two horses with severe lameness. Equine Veterinary Education34(1), e21-e26.

Pye J, Spriet M, Dow P, Katzman S, Murphy BG. Osteochondral necrosis of the femoral condyles in Thoroughbred foals: eight cases (2008-2018). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2021 Dec 27;260(3):341-349. doi: 10.2460/javma.21.03.0166. PMID: 34968182.

03/20/2024 Warren

Hibner‐Szaltys, M., Cavallier, F., Cantatore, F., Withers, J. M., & Marcatili, M. (2023). Ultrasonography can be used to predict the location of manica flexoria tears in horses. Equine Veterinary Education35(3), e200-e207.

Marcatili, M., Cantatore, F., Hibner‐Szaltys, M., & Withers, J. (2024). Static, dynamic and non‐weightbearing ultrasound evaluation of the digital flexor tendon sheath improves sensitivity and specificity of manica flexoria tears diagnosis in cobs and ponies. Equine Veterinary Education36(2), 74-81.

03/13/2024 Warren

Pezzanite LM, Griffenhagen GM, Bass L, Okudaira M, Larson B, Hendrickson DA. Liposomal bupivacaine is both safe and effective when administered via local infiltration at surgical site and mesovarium for laparoscopic ovariectomy in mares. Equine Vet J. 2023 Sep;55(5):755-764. doi: 10.1111/evj.13915. Epub 2023 Jan 9. PMID: 36572902; PMCID: PMC10291007.

Velloso Alvarez A, Boone L, Horzmann K, Hanson RR. Hybrid natural orifice transluminal endoscopy surgery (NOTES) to perform bilateral ovariectomy in mares. Vet Surg. 2022 Jul;51 Suppl 1:O174-O182. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13687. Epub 2021 Jul 17. PMID: 34272894.

03/06/2024 Warren

Aßmann, A. D., Fürst, A. E., & Bischofberger, A. S. (2023). Standing osteosynthesis of an accessory carpal bone fracture in a Warmblood mare with a 6‐hole 3.5 talonavicular fusion plate and 3.5‐mm screws. Equine Veterinary Education35(5), e398-e405.

Hewitt-Dedman CL, O'Neill HD, Bladon BM. Arthroscopic removal of palmar intermediate carpal bone fracture fragments in four horses using a transthecal approach through the carpal flexor tendon sheath. Vet Surg. 2022 Aug;51(6):929-939. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13813. Epub 2022 Apr 11. PMID: 35403724; PMCID: PMC9544275.

02/28/2024 McCurdy

Cullen MD, Pettitt RA, Tomlinson AW, Louro LF, Bennell AJ, Michael R, Stack JD. Successful total hip arthroplasty in a miniature horse. Vet Surg. 2023 Nov;52(8):1209-1218. doi: 10.1111/vsu.14032. Epub 2023 Sep 26. PMID: 37752689.

Claeys I, Van der Vekens E, Kümmerle J, de Preux M, Koch C. Computer-assisted surgery for placing toggle constructs across the coxofemoral joints of small equids using a minimally invasive approach-A proof-of-concept cadaveric study. Vet Surg. 2023 Oct;52(7):994-1008. doi: 10.1111/vsu.14004. Epub 2023 Jul 26. PMID: 37496312.

02/14/2024 McCurdy

Sigurdsson SF, Olstad K, Ley CJ, Björnsdóttir S, Griffiths DJ, Fjordbakk CT. Radiological, vascular osteochondrosis occurs in the distal tarsus, and may cause osteoarthritis. Equine Vet J. 2022 Jan;54(1):82-96. doi: 10.1111/evj.13432. Epub 2021 Mar 9. PMID: 33534938.

McCoy AM, Scolman KN. Impact of periarticular osteophytes of the distal tarsus diagnosed in nonlame yearling Standardbred horses on racing performance. Vet Surg. 2023 Oct;52(7):1050-1056. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13987. Epub 2023 Jul 3. PMID: 37395547.

01/31/2024 McCurdy

Coomer RPC, Terschuur JA, Pressanto MC, Walker I. Allogeneic chondrogenic-induced mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of tarsometatarsal lameness in horses. Vet Surg. 2024 Jan;53(1):175-183. doi: 10.1111/vsu.14030. Epub 2023 Sep 8. PMID: 37681480.

Knott LE, Fonseca-Martinez BA, O'Connor AM, Goodrich LR, McIlwraith CW, Colbath AC. Current use of biologic therapies for musculoskeletal disease: A survey of board-certified equine specialists. Vet Surg. 2022 May;51(4):557-567. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13805. Epub 2022 Apr 5. PMID: 35383972; PMCID: PMC9322007.

01/24/2023 Warren

Moreno CR, Santschi EM, Younkin JT, Larson RL, Litsky AS. The failure mode of a mechanically loaded equine medial femoral condyle analog with a void and the impact of lag and neutral screw placement. Vet Surg. 2022 Apr;51(3):474-481. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13765. Epub 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35102588.

Miyakoshi D, Higuchi T, Ikeda H, Sato M, Yoshimura S. Fixation of a scapular body fracture in a 5 month old foal using three 4.5/5.0 mm locking compression plates. Vet Surg. 2022 Feb;51(2):330-334. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13749. Epub 2021 Dec 5. PMID: 34866213.

Equine Surgery Journal Club: Fall 2023

11/29/2023 Warren

Hibner‐Szaltys M, Hann MJ, Woods SCC, Rocchigiani G, Stack JD. Diagnosis and arthroscopic removal of an intra‐articular epidermoid cyst in the distal interphalangeal joint of a 15‐year‐old horse. Equine Veterinary Education. 2023;35(4).

11/22/2023 McCurdy

Hawkins A, Chapman L, Meter M, Smith RK. Ultrasound-guided tenoscopic decompression of digital sheath synoviocoeles in 10 horses. Vet Surg. 2022 Feb;51(2):311-319. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13751. Epub 2021 Dec 20. PMID: 34927263.

11/15/2023 McCurdy

Giacchi A, McMaster MA. An ex vivo biomechanical comparison of two suture materials and two pattern combinations for equine superficial digital flexor tendon tenorrhaphy. Vet Surg. 2021 Jul;50(5):1137-1146. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13658. Epub 2021 May 13. PMID: 33982804.

11/08/2023 Warren

Hicks RB, Glass KG, Watkins JP. Proximal interphalangeal locking compression plate for pastern arthrodesis in horses. Equine Vet J. 2021 Jun 1. doi: 10.1111/evj.13476. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34060117.

11/01/2023 SKIPPED

10/25/2023 Warren

Tucker R, Parker RA, Meredith LE, Hughes TK, Foote AK. Surgical removal of intra-articular loose bodies from the cervical articular process joints in 5 horses. Vet Surg. 2022 Jan;51(1):173-181. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13744. Epub 2021 Nov 17. PMID: 34791668.

10/18/2023 SKIPPED

10/11/2023 SKIPPED

10/04/2023 McCurdy

Goldkuhl JEC, Zablotski Y, Sill V, Jahn W, Lorenz I, Brunk J, Gerlach K, Troillet A. Evaluation of cartilage injury in horses with osteochondral fragments in the metacarpo-/metatarsophalangeal joint: A study on 823 arthroscopies. Equine Vet J. 2023 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/evj.13937. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36922161.

09/27/2023 McCurdy

Luedke LK, Ilevbare P, Noordwijk KJ, Palomino PM, McDonough SP, Palmer SE, Basran PS, Donnelly E, Reesink HL. Proximal sesamoid bone microdamage is localized to articular subchondral regions in Thoroughbred racehorses, with similar fracture toughness between fracture and controls. Vet Surg. 2022 Aug;51(6):952-962. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13816. Epub 2022 Jun 7. PMID: 35672916.

09/20/2023 McCurdy 

Mählmann K, Noguera Cender A, Ehrle A, Lischer CJ. Application of locking compression plates as type 1 external fixators to treat unilateral mandibular fractures in four equids and one dromedary. Vet Surg. 2022 Feb;51(2):341-352. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13748. Epub 2021 Nov 17. PMID: 34787314.

09/13/2023 Warren

Malek G, Richard H, Beauchamp G, Laverty S. An in vitro model for discovery of osteoclast specific biomarkers towards identification of racehorses at risk for catastrophic fractures. Equine Vet J. 2023 May;55(3):534-550. doi: 10.1111/evj.13600. Epub 2022 Jun 19. PMID: 35616632.

09/06/2023 McCurdy

Gardner AK, Santschi EM, Mudge MC, Belknap JK, Metzler AG. Intrasinus bolstering of traumatic maxillary sinus fractures by using Foley catheter balloons in two foals. Vet Surg. 2020 Aug;49(6):1255-1261. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13433. Epub 2020 Apr 29. PMID: 32347989.

Stewart HL, Engiles JB, Richardson DW, Levine DG. The clinical and histopathologic effects of potentiated chlorhexidine in the upper respiratory tract of horses. Vet Surg. 2021 Aug;50(6):1209-1217. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13649. Epub 2021 May 11. PMID: 33974283.

08/30/2023 McCurdy

Perez JA, Hutton AE, Cudd SK, Brown JA. Standing trans-nasal endoscopic guided CO2 laser fenestration of the palatine bone to access the sphenopalatine sinus in a horse. Vet Surg. 2021 Aug;50(6):1350-1358. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13647. Epub 2021 Apr 29. PMID: 33914353.

Johnston GCA, Lumsden JM. Antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial isolates from 33 thoroughbred horses with arytenoid chondropathy (2005-2019). Vet Surg. 2020 Oct;49(7):1283-1291. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13474. Epub 2020 Aug 7. PMID: 32767594.

08/23/2023 McCurdy

Pisano SRR, Stoffel MH, Bodó G. Ex vivo study of vagal branches at risk for iatrogenic injury during laryngoplasty in horses. Vet Surg. 2021 Feb;50(2):425-434. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13548. Epub 2020 Dec 2. PMID: 33264429.

Genton M, Farfan M, Tesson C, Laclaire AL, Rossignol F, Mespoulhes-Rivière C. Balloon catheter occlusion of the maxillary, internal, and external carotid arteries in standing horses. Vet Surg. 2021 Apr;50(3):546-555. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13580. Epub 2021 Feb 19. PMID: 33606309.

Equine Surgery Journal Club: Summer 2023

08/09/2023 McCurdy

Pressanto MC, Pascoletti G, Perkins JD, Zanetti EM, Beccati F, Santalucia V, Pepe M. Ex vivo biomechanical evaluation of polyester and polyblend suture techniques to perform equine laryngoplasty. Vet Surg. 2022 Apr;51(3):497-508. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13777. Epub 2022 Feb 7. PMID: 35129218.

Gray SM, Gutierrez-Nibeyro SD, Couëtil LL, Horn GP, Kesler RM, McCoy AM, Stewart MC, Schaeffer DJ. Evaluation of the airway mechanics of modified toggle laryngoplasty constructs using a vacuum chamber airflow model. Vet Surg. 2021 Oct;50(7):1409-1417. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13690. Epub 2021 Jul 26. PMID: 34309058.

08/02/2023 McCurdy

Genton M, Robert C, Jerbi H, Huet H, Cordonnier N, Vitte-Rossignol A, Perkins JD, Rossignol F. Thyrohyoideus muscle innervation in the horse. Vet Surg. 2021 Jan;50(1):53-61. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13536. Epub 2020 Nov 6. PMID: 33155732.

Lean NE, Bertin FR, Ahern BJ. Influence of unilateral and bilateral vocal cordectomy on airflow across cadaveric equine larynges at different Rakestraw grades of arytenoid abduction. Vet Surg. 2022 Aug;51(6):974-981. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13823. Epub 2022 May 24. PMID: 35608018; PMCID: PMC9546136.

Gray SM, Gutierrez-Nibeyro SD, Horn GP, McCoy AM, Schaeffer DJ, Stewart M. The effect of repeated freezing and thawing on the suture pull-out strength in equine arytenoid and cricoid cartilages. Vet Surg. 2022 Oct;51(7):1106-1110. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13855. Epub 2022 Jul 11. PMID: 35815735; PMCID: PMC9796672.

07/21/2023 McCurdy

Watkins AR, Ford M, van Eps AW, Stefanovski D, Parente EJ. The effect of cyanoacrylate on knot elongation in three sutures used for prosthetic laryngoplasty in the horse. Vet Surg. 2023 Apr;52(3):428-434. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13936. Epub 2023 Jan 24. PMID: 36691965.

Byrne CA, Hotchkiss JW, Barakzai SZ. Variations in the application of equine prosthetic laryngoplasty: A survey of 128 equine surgeons. Vet Surg. 2023 Feb;52(2):209-220. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13913. Epub 2022 Nov 24. PMID: 36420588; PMCID: PMC10100511.

Lean NE, Sole-Guitart A, Ahern BJ. Laryngeal tie-forward in standing sedated horses. Vet Surg. 2023 Feb;52(2):229-237. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13920. Epub 2022 Nov 30. PMID: 36448601; PMCID: PMC10100013.

06/28/2023 McCurdy

Vergara-Hernandez FB, Panek CL, Nielsen BD, Robison CI, Colbath AC. Clodronate disodium is neither cytotoxic nor cytoprotective to normal and recombinant equine interleukin-1β-treated joint tissues in vitro. Vet Surg. 2023 Jan;52(1):146-156. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13898. Epub 2022 Oct 10. PMID: 36217704.

Wolkowski DD, McCarthy RD, Schoonover MJ, Taylor JD, Eastman TG. Effects of intra-articular injection of an acellular equine liquid amniotic allograft in healthy equine joints. Vet Surg. 2023 Jan;52(1):62-68. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13918. Epub 2022 Nov 21. PMID: 36408850.

06/23/2023 McCurdy

Boorman S, Rodgerson DH. Single-incision drilling technique to achieve hemiepiphysiodesis of the distal metacarpus - complications and outcome in 207 foals with metacarpophalangeal varus deformities. Vet Surg. 2023 Jan;52(1):26-32. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13888. Epub 2022 Sep 25. PMID: 36161662.

Wilson KE, Bogers SH, Council-Troche RM, Davis JL. Potassium penicillin and gentamicin pharmacokinetics in healthy conscious and anesthetized horses. Vet Surg. 2023 Jan;52(1):87-97. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13896. Epub 2022 Oct 26. PMID: 36286077.

Equine Surgery Journal Club: Spring 2023

05/31/2023 McCurdy

Seitz-Cherner E, Bauck AG, Denagamage T, Freeman DE. Ex vivo and in vivo evaluation of a modified interrupted Lembert pattern for small intestinal anastomoses in horses. Vet Surg. 2023 Apr;52(3):407-415. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13881. Epub 2022 Sep 9. PMID: 36084150.

05/24/2023 Warren

Cender AN, Mählmann K, Ehrle A, Merle R, Pieper L, Lischer CJ. Diagnosis and outcome following tenoscopic surgery of the digital flexor tendon sheath in German sports and pleasure horses. Equine Vet J. 2023 Jan;55(1):48-58. doi: 10.1111/evj.13856. Epub 2022 Oct 11. PMID: 35822486.

05/17/2023 McCurdy

De Gasperi D, Guo D, Guo D, Lu Y, Brounts SH. Ex vivo evaluation of a percutaneous thread-transecting technique for desmotomy of normal palmar/plantar annular ligaments in horses. Vet Surg. 2023 Apr;52(3):388-394. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13932. Epub 2023 Jan 10. PMID: 36625237.

McCoy AM, Goodrich LR. Use of a radiofrequency probe for tenoscopic-guided annular ligament desmotomy. Equine Vet J. 2012 Jul;44(4):412-5. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2011.00454.x. Epub 2011 Aug 18. PMID: 21848530.

(McCoy and Goodrich paper mentioned by L. Hayden)

SKIPPED; on hold till May 3rd. Hamrick 

Watkins AR, Ford M, van Eps AW, Stefanovski D, Parente EJ. The effect of cyanoacrylate on knot elongation in three sutures used for prosthetic laryngoplasty in the horse. Vet Surg. 2023 Apr;52(3):428-434. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13936. Epub 2023 Jan 24. PMID: 36691965.

04/24/2023 Born

Bennell AJ, Wright RJH, Malalana F, Senior JM. An Analysis of Risk Factors for a Fracture or Luxation in Recovery From General Anesthesia in Horses: A Single Centre Study. J Equine Vet Sci. 2022 May;112:103914. doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2022.103914. Epub 2022 Feb 23. PMID: 35218904.

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04/19/2023 McCurdy

Sauer FJ, Verhaar N, Geburek F. Maternal allogeneic cancellous bone graft for the treatment of osteitis along the physeal scar of the proximal metatarsus in a foal. Vet Surg. 2023 Apr;52(3):467-477. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13926. Epub 2022 Dec 21. PMID: 36541337.

Additional Articles:

Sohn HS, Oh JK. Review of bone graft and bone substitutes with an emphasis on fracture surgeries. Biomater Res. 2019 Mar 14;23:9. doi: 10.1186/s40824-019-0157-y. PMID: 30915231; PMCID: PMC6417250.

Wormstrand B, Østevik L, Ekman S, Olstad K. Septic Arthritis/Osteomyelitis May Lead to Osteochondrosis-Like Lesions in Foals. Vet Pathol. 2018 Sep;55(5):693-702. doi: 10.1177/0300985818777786. Epub 2018 May 28. PMID: 29807507.

04/12/2023 Gallagher

Gandini M, Cerullo A, Gallo L, Iussich S, Minoli L, Giusto G. Ex vivo evaluation of a technique for equine jejunocecal anastomosis using radiofrequency thermofusion and a Cushing oversew. Vet Surg. 2023 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13946. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36922367.

04/05/2023 SKIPPED

03/29/2023 Hamrick 

Kreutzfeldt, N., O'Brien, E., & Schofield, W. (2022). Caecocolic ligament hypoplasia in a Thoroughbred filly with volvulus of the large colon. Equine Veterinary Education.

03/22/2023 SKIPPED

03/15/2023 Born

Munsterman AS, Hanson RR. Trauma and wound management: gunshot wounds in horses. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2014 Aug;30(2):453-66, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2014.04.007. Epub 2014 Jun 4. PMID: 25016502.

03/08/2023 McCurdy

Lean NE, Sole-Guitart A, Ahern BJ. Laryngeal tie-forward in standing sedated horses. Vet Surg. 2023 Feb;52(2):229-237. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13920. Epub 2022 Nov 30. PMID: 36448601.

03/01/2023 Warren

Müller EMT, Ehrle A, Pozzi A, Lasarzik de Ascurra J, Lischer CJ, Kümmerle JM. Modified toggle pin technique combined with prosthetic capsular reconstruction for surgical stabilization of coxofemoral luxation in a Shetland pony. Vet Surg. 2023 Feb;52(2):221-228. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13915. Epub 2022 Nov 21. PMID: 36408865.

02/22/2023 Born

Abu-Seida A. Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges for Diaphragmatic Hernia in Equids: A Concise Review of Literature. J Equine Vet Sci. 2021 Nov;106:103746. doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2021.103746. Epub 2021 Aug 19. PMID: 34670696.

02/15/2023 Gallagher

Wanstrath MA, Bauck AG, Smith AD, Freeman DE. Surgical enlargement of the epiploic foramen in horses. Vet Surg. 2023 Feb;52(2):308-314. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13927. Epub 2022 Dec 20. PMID: 36537220.

(additional article per Dr. McCracken) 

Freeman DE, Pearn AR. Anatomy of the vestibule of the omental bursa and epiploic foramen in the horse. Equine Vet J. 2015 Jan;47(1):83-90. doi: 10.1111/evj.12232. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PMID: 24467749.

02/08/2023 McCurdy

Klein CE, Bramlage LR, Stefanovski D, Ruggles AJ, Embertson RM, Hopper SA. Comparative results of 3 treatments for medial femoral condyle subchondral cystic lesions in Thoroughbred racehorses. Vet Surg. 2022 Apr;51(3):455-463. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13782. Epub 2022 Feb 15. PMID: 35167130.

Additional Articles: 

Frazer LL, Santschi EM, Fischer KJ. The impact of subchondral bone cysts on local bone stresses in the medial femoral condyle of the equine stifle joint. Med Eng Phys. 2017 Oct;48:158-167. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2017.06.019. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PMID: 28690042.

Frazer LL, Santschi EM, Fischer KJ. Stimulation of subchondral bone cyst healing by placement of a transcondylar screw in the equine medial femoral condyle. Vet Surg. 2019 Oct;48(7):1194-1203. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13247. Epub 2019 Jun 2. PMID: 31155750.

02/01/2023 Born

Fubini SL, Delco M. Surgery of the Equine Urinary Tract. Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice. 2022 Apr 1;38(1):141-53.

01/25/2023 McCurdy

Boorman S, Rodgerson DH. Single-incision drilling technique to achieve hemiepiphysiodesis of the distal metacarpus - complications and outcome in 207 foals with metacarpophalangeal varus deformities. Vet Surg. 2023 Jan;52(1):26-32. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13888. Epub 2022 Sep 25. PMID: 36161662.

01/18/2023 Warren

McCoy AM, Secor EJ, Roady PJ, Gray SM, Klein J, Gutierrez-Nibeyro SD. Plantar osteochondral fragments in young Standardbreds are associated with minimal joint inflammation at the time of surgical removal. Equine Vet J. 2023 Jan;55(1):33-41. doi: 10.1111/evj.13575. Epub 2022 Mar 29. PMID: 35298851.

01/11/2023 McCurdy 

Cianci JM, Wulster KB, Richardson DW, Stefanovski D, Ortved KF. Computed tomographic assessment of fracture characteristics and subchondral bone injury in Thoroughbred racehorses with lateral condylar fractures and their relationship to outcome. Vet Surg. 2022 Apr;51(3):426-437. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13770. Epub 2022 Feb 14. PMID: 35165910.

01/04/2023 Warren

Pezzanite LM, Hendrickson DA, Dow S, Stoneback J, Chow L, Krause D, Goodrich L. Intra-articular administration of antibiotics in horses: Justifications, risks, reconsideration of use and outcomes. Equine Vet J. 2022 Jan;54(1):24-38. doi: 10.1111/evj.13502. Epub 2021 Sep 21. PMID: 34459027. 

Equine Surgery Journal Club: 2022

Donati B, Fürst AE, Del Chicca F, Jackson MA. Plate Removal after Internal Fixation of Limb Fractures: A Retrospective Study of Indications and Complications in 48 Horses. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2021 Jan;34(1):59-67. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1714411. Epub 2020 Aug 16. PMID: 32799311.

Stewart HL, Werpy NM, McIlwraith CW, Kawcak CE. Physiologic effects of long-term immobilization of the equine distal limb. Vet Surg. 2020 Jul;49(5):840-851. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13441. Epub 2020 May 15. PMID: 32412662.

Durket E, Gillen A, Kottwitz J, Munsterman A. Meta-analysis of the effects of lidocaine on postoperative reflux in the horse. Vet Surg. 2020 Jan;49(1):44-52. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13286. Epub 2019 Jul 9. PMID: 31290164.

Sparks HD, Nixon AJ, Fortier LA, Mohammed HO. Arthroscopic reattachment of osteochondritis dissecans cartilage flaps of the femoropatellar joint: long-term results. Equine Vet J. 2011 Nov;43(6):650-9. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2011.00362.x. Epub 2011 Jun 8. PMID: 21649712.

Samol MA, Uzal FA, Hill AE, Arthur RM, Stover SM. Characteristics of complete tibial fractures in California racehorses. Equine Vet J. 2021 Sep;53(5):911-922. doi: 10.1111/evj.13375. Epub 2020 Nov 27. PMID: 33119186.

Johnston AS, Sidhu ABS, Riggs CM, Verheyen KLP, Rosanowski SM. The effect of stress fracture occurring within the first 12 months of training on subsequent race performance in Thoroughbreds in Hong Kong. Equine Vet J. 2021 May;53(3):460-468. doi: 10.1111/evj.13324. Epub 2020 Oct 2. PMID: 32698239.

Pisano SRR, Stoffel MH, Bodó G. Ex vivo study of vagal branches at risk for iatrogenic injury during laryngoplasty in horses. Vet Surg. 2021 Feb;50(2):425-434. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13548. Epub 2020 Dec 2. PMID: 33264429.

Verkade ME, Suthers J, Wiemer P, Martens A, De Clercq E, Burford J. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the width, thickness, and length of the normal linea alba in standing and dorsal recumbent horses. Vet Surg. 2021 Jan;50(1):158-169. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13528. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33043994.

Ramzan PHL, Wylie CE. Career outcome of Thoroughbred racehorses with metacarpo/metatarsophalangeal joint dorsal chip fracture managed nonsurgically and surgically: A retrospective cohort study. Equine Vet J. 2020 Nov;52(6):823-831. doi: 10.1111/evj.13253. Epub 2020 Apr 17. PMID: 32118304.

Gustafsson K, Tatz AJ, Slavin RA, Sutton GA, Dahan R, Ahmad WA, Kelmer G. Intraincisional medical grade honey decreases the prevalence of incisional infection in horses undergoing colic surgery: A prospective randomised controlled study. Equine Vet J. 2021 Nov;53(6):1112-1118. doi: 10.1111/evj.13407. Epub 2021 Jan 15. PMID: 33340154.

Bauck AG, Nelson E, McLain A, Cock G, Sanchez LC, Freeman DE. J-incision to approach the cranial abdomen in the adult horse. Vet Surg. 2021 Apr;50(3):600-606. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13597. Epub 2021 Feb 24. PMID: 33624855.

Ravanetti P, Lechartier A, Hamon M, Zucca E. A composite absorbable implant used to treat subchondral bone cysts in 38 horses. Equine Vet J. 2022 Jan;54(1):97-105. doi: 10.1111/evj.13428. Epub 2021 Feb 18. PMID: 33502044.

Noll CV, Kilcoyne I, Nieto JE, Thio T, Byrne BA. In vitro efficacy of a 0.2% polyhexamethylene biguanide-impregnated gauze dressing against pathogenic bacterial isolates found in horses. Vet Surg. 2021 May;50(4):880-887. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13626. Epub 2021 Mar 30. PMID: 33783851.

Wood AD, Sinovich M, Prutton JSW, Parker RA. Ultrasonographic guidance for perineural injections of the cervical spinal nerves in horses. Vet Surg. 2021 May;50(4):816-822. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13610. Epub 2021 Mar 10. PMID: 33751588.

Somm F, Suárez Sánchez-Andrade J, Martens A, Zedler ST, Klopfenstein MD, Boswell JC, Bladon BM, Lischer CJ, Richardson DW, Auer JA, Fürst AE, Kümmerle JM. A retrospective multicenter study on the use of locking compression plates for scapulohumeral arthrodesis in small equids. Vet Surg. 2021 Jul;50(5):954-965. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13618. Epub 2021 Mar 8. PMID: 33682947.

Haralambus R, Florczyk A, Sigl E, Gültekin S, Vogl C, Brandt S, Schnierer M, Gamerith C, Jenner F. Detection of synovial sepsis in horses using enzymes as biomarkers. Equine Vet J. 2022 May;54(3):513-522. doi: 10.1111/evj.13459. Epub 2021 Jun 15. PMID: 33977535.

Wismann ES, Jacobsen S, Thøfner M, Ladefoged S, Ekstrøm C, Lindegaard C. Long-term athletic performance in sport horses after desmotomy of the accessory ligament of the deep digital flexor tendon. Equine Vet J. 2022 May;54(3):495-501. doi: 10.1111/evj.13472. Epub 2021 Jun 29. PMID: 34050971.

Acutt EV, Contino EK, Frisbie DD, Barrett MF. Deep digital flexor tendon lesions in the pastern are associated with the presence of distal tendinopathy. Equine Vet J. 2022 May;54(3):502-512. doi: 10.1111/evj.13470. Epub 2021 Jun 28. PMID: 34050982.

Roessner HA, Hurcombe SD, Klein CE, Hopster K, Engiles JB. Comparison of one-layer Utrecht pattern with two-layer (simple continuous/Cushing) pattern for jejunojejunostomy in healthy horses in vivo. Vet Surg. 2021 Oct;50(7):1483-1494. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13679. Epub 2021 Jul 10. PMID: 34245462.

Baldwin CM, Morgan RE, Crawford AL, Villarino NF, Rubio-Martínez LM. Gross, computed tomographic, and endoscopic anatomy of the equine carpal extensor tendon sheaths. Vet Surg. 2022 Jan;51(1):202-213. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13743. Epub 2021 Nov 1. PMID: 34724242.

de Souza TC, Crowe OM, Bowles D, Poore LA, Suthers JM. Minimally invasive cranial ostectomy for the treatment of impinging dorsal spinous processes in 102 standing horses. Vet Surg. 2021 Oct 4. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13736. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34605555.

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Kadic DTN, Bonilla AG. Diagnostic needle arthroscopy of the tarsocrural joint in standing sedated horses. Vet Surg. 2020 Apr;49(3):445-454. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13375. Epub 2020 Jan 13. PMID: 31943288.

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Comino F, Röcken M, Gorvy D. Standing laparoscopy combined with a conventional inguinal approach to treat extended septic funiculitis in 12 horses. Vet Surg. 2022 Jul;51(5):853-858. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13809. Epub 2022 Apr 18. PMID: 35436003.

Zetterström SM, Boone LH, Farag R, Weimar WH, Caldwell FJ. Effect of single and double hemitenotomy on equine deep digital flexor tendon length and strength in experimental load challenges. Vet Surg. 2022 Apr 18. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13808. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35437771.

Davis JG, García-López JM. Arthroscopic findings and long-term outcomes in 76 sport horses with meniscal injuries (2008-2018). Vet Surg. 2022 Apr;51(3):409-417. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13784. Epub 2022 Feb 17. PMID: 35178749.

Murphy DJ, Kö-Peternelj V, Aleri JW. Intralesional bone marrow and superior check desmotomy is superior to conservative treatment of equine superficial digital flexor tendonitis. Equine Vet J. 2022 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/evj.13553. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35000213.

Moss AL, Acutt EV, Ullal T, Applegate TJ, Hackett ES. Ureteropyeloscopic removal of a nephrolith from a 19 year old Hanoverian gelding. Vet Surg. 2022 May 10. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13815. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35535970.

Shan R, Johnston AS, Rosanowski SM, O'Shea J, Riggs CM. Stress fracture of the palmar, distal cortex of the third metacarpal bone: A diagnostic challenge with a good prognosis. Equine Vet J. 2022 Jan;54(1):74-81. doi: 10.1111/evj.13426. Epub 2021 Feb 17. PMID: 33454998.

Barton CK, Sandow CB, Rodgerson DH. Arthroscopic removal of osteochondral fragments located within the condylar fossa of the third metacarpus/metatarsus in Thoroughbred yearlings. Vet Surg. 2022 May 7. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13824. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35524683.

Lawson AL, Sherlock CE, Ireland JL, Mair TS. Equine nutrition in the post-operative colic: Survey of Diplomates of the American Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Veterinary Surgeons, and European Colleges of Equine Internal Medicine and Veterinary Surgeons. Equine Vet J. 2021 Sep;53(5):1015-1024. doi: 10.1111/evj.13381. Epub 2021 Jan 9. PMID: 33174212; PMCID: PMC8451781.

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Velloso Álvarez A, Sandow CB, Rodgerson DH, Spirito MA. Survival and racing performance after surgical treatment of rib fractures in foals. Vet Surg. 2022 Jan;51(1):62-67. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13701. Epub 2021 Sep 6. PMID: 34486743.

Broyles AH, Embertson RM, Brett Woodie J, Machado V. The impact of grade of laryngeal function immediately prior to laryngoplasty and ipsilateral ventriculocordectomy on postoperative performance: 623 Thoroughbred racehorses (1998-2013). Equine Vet J. 2021 Oct 9. doi: 10.1111/evj.13523. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34626125.

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Birrell JR, Schulman ML, Botha AE, Ganswindt A, Fosgate GT, Bertschinger HJ. Vaccination against GnRH as a prelude to surgical castration of horses. Equine Vet J. 2021 Nov;53(6):1141-1149. doi: 10.1111/evj.13411. Epub 2021 Jan 20. PMID: 33354803.

Peeters MWJ, Thursby JJ, Watson HE, Berner D. Caudal foot placement superior to toe elevation for navicular palmaroproximal-palmarodistal-oblique image quality. Equine Vet J. 2022 Jan 29. doi: 10.1111/evj.13563. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35092326.

Jurek KA, Schoonover MJ, Williams MR, Rudra P. Effect of perfusate volume on amikacin concentrations after saphenous intravenous regional limb perfusion in standing, sedated horses. Vet Surg. 2022 May;51(4):665-673. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13789. Epub 2022 Mar 2. PMID: 35234300.

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Tatarniuk DM, Hill JA, Modesto RB, Swor TM, Caston SS, Kersh KD. Outcome following neurectomy of the deep branch lateral plantar nerve and plantar fasciotomy for hindlimb proximal suspensory desmopathy in western performance horses: 21 cases. Vet Surg. 2021 Feb;50(2):273-282. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13552. Epub 2020 Dec 16. PMID: 33331004.