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.