At New Bolton, at least, horses taken out of the recovery pool are transferred via sling to a recovery stall where they are maintained in a sling "on their feet". The sling is removed as the horse displays the ability to stand on his own. They may be sedated at this stage, but it is "standing sedation".Treve wrote:I don't think a recovery pool would've prevented it in this case, it sounds like he was just trying to get up - the recovery pool mostly just prevents the horse from thrashing and hurting themselves if they panic. Result probably would've been the same once he got out of the pool and tried getting up, if he were to take a bad step.Catalina wrote:As do I. But it's my understanding that the recovery pool isn't used that often even for surgeries at e.g. New Bolton. Too much of an additional expense maybe?BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I wonder if a recovery pool could have prevented that fracture? I know that not many vet hospitals have those pools but, when I read of an incident like this, I wish more did.
Very sad though, RIP Takaful
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