LDA surgery tips and aftercare for recent grads
Correction of Left Displaced Abomasum (LDA) is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by livestock veterinarians. As a recent graduate, you can expect your surgical abilities and outcomes will be scrutinized by your clients. High quality outcomes start with a thorough physical examination, consideration of prognosis and future value to the dairy operation. Good restraint and sedation are paramount to patient and surgeon safety. Careful surgical prep and technique must be married to efficiency to maintain high surgical standards in a compromised environment. Aftercare and record keeping ensure a full recovery, and follow-up communication with clients will verify outcomes and build your credibility.