Equine Health Update EHU Vol 20 Issue 02 - Page 20

EQUINE | CPD Article CPD EQUINE CASTRATION AND COMPLICATIONS AC/1927/18 1. A castration is classified as a closed castration if: a. b. c. d. e. The parietal tunic is opened but sutured closed The parietal tunic is not opened and removed with the testicle The skin is sutured closed The parietal tunic is opened and left behind The spermatic cord is ligated 2. When is eventration/evisceration most likely to occur following a castration? a. b. c. d. e. Within 4 hours Within 8 hours Within 12 hours Within 28 hours Within 48 hours 3. What is the best treatment option if small intestine has herniated through the inguinal canal after castration? a. Retraction of intestine into abdomen transrectally b. Flushing of intestine under general anaesthesia and replacing via inguinal canal c. Standing flank incision d. Celiotomy under general anaesthesia e. Resecting of intestine under general anaesthesia and replacing via inguinal canal 20 4. What is the most common complication after castration? a. Bleeding b. Swelling c. Scrotal infection d. Scirrhous cord e. Eventration 5. What is the best treatment option of a hydrocele, to prevent interference with the athletic ability of the horse? a. No treatment needed b. Aseptic aspiration of fluid c. Aseptic aspiration of fluid and injection of cortisone d. Surgical removal e. Application of a big nappy-like bandage 6. If a horse colics 3 days after undergoing castration, which parameter will NOT be a good indicator if he needs surgery? a. b. c. d. e. Level of pain Increase in peritoneal fluid cell count Abnormal rectal finding Abnormal ultrasound examination Response to pain medication • Equine Health Update •