Factors causing thrombophlebitis in horses: methods of prevention 1

Marie Rippingale
Thursday, May 23, 2013

AbstractIntravenous catheters are commonly used in equine practice but can often lead to complications such as thrombus and thrombophlebitis. Registered equine veterinary nurses should be vigilant when monitoring catheter sites so that complications can be prevented. This two part article identifies effective monitoring techniques and preventative strategies to help minimise the incidence of intravenous catheter site complications in equine patients. In this part of the article the focus will be on the correct preparation and monitoring of the catheter site.

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