How to perform emergency tracheostomy, chest drain placement, ligation of the common carotid artery and manage castration complications

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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About this course

This webinar is aimed at describing the main indications and how to best perform certain surgical procedures out in the field in an urgent setting. It is designed to give the practitioners who deal with horses the confidence to treat some surgical conditions in the field in an emergency situation.

The key areas that will be covered by the lecture are the main indications to perform the emergency procedures listed above and to describe how to best perform them.

This webinar was part of the Fundamentals of equine practice – emergency series that ran in 2019. The other webinars in this series are:

First aid and resuscitation of the sick neonatal foal
The non-weight bearing horse including fracture stabilisation
Decision making with a horse with colic

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College