Text by Diogo Parreira, DVM. Veterinary Advisor Piavita AG
There are many possible complications that could occur after the surgery process due to anesthesia. Some of these might include:
Other post-surgical complications can appear due to risk factors, such as the state of the animal prior to surgery or the surgical procedure. For example the most common in colic surgery are:
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