General Surgery

Rope restraint

Knots and ropes can be very handy additions to your pharmacological restraint. These can be used on cattle (and supposedly cats) but are generally not appropriate for horses except for the quick release knot.

Casting cows is useful to make them lie down for recumbent procedures. There are two main methods:

Once cast, however, she may need lots of drugs or additional ropes to minimize the risk of human and cow injury.

The following knots are very useful:

Resources

Complete Knot List

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Large Animal Surgery - Supplemental Notes by Erin Malone, DVM, PhD; Elaine Norton, DVM PhD; Erica Dobbs, DVM; and Ashley Ezzo, DVM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.