I thought anyone have to deal with a colic surgery might be interested in viewing what happens in the operating room.
Not great detail, but you can get a general idea what goes on if you have never viewed a colic surgery before.
This is not my horse, and unfortunately he had to be put down 17 days after the surgery.
As it is not mine, the Dr. Cannot tell me why, and the owner only told me he was put down.
Duke was a fabulous horse. He was LAPD and will alway be remembered for the great job he did protecting the streets of Los Angeles.
There are 2 variations of the colic surgery on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yJo0F3gLjA
Another surgery of a hernia on a 4 month old filly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFgKPqRgqp0