Advanced, Emergency, & Elective Equine Surgery
This equine hospital has a foundation based in the thought that surgical intervention serves many vital roles in the health of our patients. True many horses will never need a skilled surgeon, but there are those that will and when that need arises, a long trailer ride to a distant equine surgery center or university can be more than inconvenient.
From the founding of the Mid-Rivers Equine Centre in 1987 to the present, it has been our deepest conviction that the St. Louis area needed a well-equipped and skillfully trained equine surgical staff available to horses on a twenty-four seven basis. We have spent nearly two decades building just such a team and equine hospital.
We hope that our horses never need a surgical procedure, but should they; we want you to know that we are here and able to help. See 'What I Should Know Before I Bring My Horse In For Surgery?' to learn more.
The following is a sampling of the surgical procedures performed at the Mid-Rivers Equine Centre.
Equine Surgical Procedures Include
Abdominal Surgery: Colic Surgeries, Exploratory Celiotomies, Ovariectomies
Castrations: Routine Castrations, Cryptorchid Castrations
Dental Surgery: Teeth Extractions, Standing Fractured Teeth Repulsion, Under Anesthesia Fractured Jaws, Wired
Head & Neck Procedures: Guttural Pouch Problems, Sinus Trephination and Exploration, Dental Procedures
Laser Procedures: Uterine Cyst Ablation, Trans-Endoscopic Pharyngeal Procedures,
Laser-Assisted Hock Fusion
Leg Surgery: Splint Removals, Arthroscopic Joint Procedures, Street-nail Procedure for Penetrating Wounds to Hoof, Neurectomies, Traumatic Injuries, Heel Bulb Lacerations & Casting, Skin Grafting, See Tendon & Ligament Procedures
Neonatal Surgery: Umbilical Cord Removal, Neonatal Hernias, Umbilical and Inguinal Hernia Repairs, Ruptured Bladder Repair, Periosteal Stripping, (Crooked Legs)
Orthopedic Surgery: Arthroscopy, Splint Removal, Sequestrum Removal Procedures, (Non Healing Wounds)
Ophthalmic Surgery: Ulcer Medication Pump Installation, Enucleation (Eye Removal) and Prosthesis, Third Eyelid Resection
Tendon & Ligaments: Tendon Splitting, Internal Blistering, Stem Cell Injections (Bone Marrow Donor), Inferior and Superior Check Ligament Transections
Contact Mid-Rivers today for more information on our equine surgery center.