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Preparation proximal sesamoids

Preparation of the surgical site

Preparation of the surgical site

In preparation for surgery, the hair is removed from the distal  limb starting from the coronary band and extending proximally to the mid-metatarsal/metacarpal region. The entire hoof is thoroughly cleaned.

The entire distal limb is prepared for aseptic surgery and placed in a sterile bandage to be removed at the time of surgery.

Left: the limb was prepared as described above in the standing horse the day before the surgery.