We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to horses.
Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your horse if the mass is cancerous.
If your horse suffers from frequent ear infections, surgical intervention can reduce their occurrence by improving airflow into the ear canal.
Surgery can also help resolve several problems related to the eyes. Tearing in your horse’s eyes can mean an infection is present or may be a sign that the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. Surgery may allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring, improving your horse’s ability to see. In some horses, the eyelashes may actually damage the cornea. Surgical intervention improves comfort in these horses, reduces the chances of corneal scarring, and enhances the horse’s vision in the long term.
Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how soft tissue surgery might be able to help your horse.