AU veterinarians perform rare heart procedure on thoroughbred horse with AFib

Veterinarians at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine have successfully conducted their first procedure to correct atrial fibrillation in an equine patient, being one of only a handful of veterinary schools nationwide able to perform the procedure.

Both the medical team and horse owner are excited about the results. The procedure on Moissanite, a 6-year-old thoroughbred jumping horse, involved a team of large and small animal faculty veterinarians and technicians from cardiology, equine medicine, anesthesia and radiology services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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