An analysis of risk factors for a fracture or luxation in recovery from general anaesthesia in horses: a single centre study



Bennell, Alison Joan ORCID: 0000-0002-1693-1454, Wright, Rowan James Harris, Malalana, Fernando and Senior, Jonathan Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-9425-9261
(2022) An analysis of risk factors for a fracture or luxation in recovery from general anaesthesia in horses: a single centre study. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 112. p. 103914.

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Abstract

Catastrophic fractures or luxations (FoL) sustained during recovery from general anesthesia are a significant cause of mortality during equine anesthesia. There is a lack of evidence regarding potential risk factors for a FoL occurring in the immediate anesthetic recovery period. A single center, retrospective, case-matched study was performed to identify risk factors for sustaining a catastrophic FoL during recovery from general anesthesia. Clinical data were obtained for horses which sustained a catastrophic FoL when recovering from general anesthesia from January 2011 to June 2020 in a single center referral population. Multivariable logistical regression analysis was performed to identify risk factors which were significant in horses where a FoL occurred. Statistically significant risk factors in our population of horses of sustaining a FoL in recovery included intraoperative administration of intratracheal salbutamol, intraoperative administration of ketamine and increasing age. Further research in this area, particularly with regards to salbutamol administration, is required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anesthesia, Recovery, Mortality, Fracture, Luxation
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 09:15
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2023 02:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2022.103914
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3149895