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Table 2 Details of major complications in horses following recovery with one-man (head and tail) rope recovery system

From: A retrospective report (2003–2013) of the complications associated with the use of a one-man (head and tail) rope recovery system in horses following general anaesthesia

No Age (years) Gender Procedure Anaesthesia (minutes) Complic Death Stood Group
1 6 Mare Ex lap 76 CPA Sudden No 1
2 15 Mare Ex lap 123 CPA Sudden No 1
3 5 Gelding Ex lap 194 CPA Sudden Yes 1
4 19 Mare Fracture repair 300 CPA Sudden Yes 2
5 12 Mare Neurectomy 76 Myopathy Euth Yes 2
6 9 Mare Tooth extraction 131 Myopathy Euth Yes 2
7 0.8 Filly Maxillary cyst 131 Syst dist Euth Yes 2
8 7 Gelding Cast change 40 Syst dist Euth Yes 2
9 10 Mare Ex lap 115 Myopathy Euth No 2
10 15 Mare Ex lap 194 Joint dislocation Euth Yes 2
11 16 Mare Ex lap 105 Fracture Euth Yes 2
12 18 Mare Wound repair 96 Fracture Euth No 2
  1. Complic complications, CPA Cardio Pulmonary Arrest, Ex lap Exploratory laparotomy, Euth euthanised, Syst dist Systemic disturbance
  2. Details of the 12 horses that suffered major complications leading to death/euthanasia following general anaesthesia and recovery with the one-man (head and tail) rope recovery system. Group 1 – the rope recovery system did not contribute to the recovery complication. Group 2 – it was not possible to determine if the rope system was a contributing factor to the complication