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When it comes to horses, the unthinkable can and does happen. The experience may be incredibly thrilling. You breed a foal that goes on to competitive success. It can also be devastating—your beloved equine partner breaks a leg in a freak accident, or your favorite broodmare colics and suffers a twisted bowel after foaling.

When you suddenly find yourself in a situation where surgery is the only option, you will be making life and death decisions under the most challenging circumstances. Every equine surgery case is different, but here are general guidelines that can help, should you ever confront such serious choices.

**For the full article, pick up the August 2007 issue of HORSE ILLUSTRATED.**

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