Incisional hernias (protrusion of abdominal contents through a gap in an incision beneath the skin) occur in up to 17% of horses receiving abdominal surgery, reported Gal Kelmer, DVM, MS, clinical assistant professor at the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine, during the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla. These

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