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Dean A. Hendrickson, DVM, MS, DACVS

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Dr. Hendrickson, joined the equine surgery faculty at Colorado State University as an assistant professor in December 1994. He received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1988, and then completed an equine medicine and surgery internship at The University of Sydney, Sydney Australia in 1989. Following the internship, he completed a combined residency/master’s program in large animal surgery in 1992 at Cornell University. His research has focused on articular cartilage resurfacing in the horse using free chondrocyte grafts embedded in a fibrin matrix, the development of laparoscopic surgical techniques, and more recently, advanced wound care. Dr. Hendrickson is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Advances in minimally invasive surgery for equines
March 1, 2005

The least expensive alternative for ovarian ligation is a hand-tied ligating loop.

Sutures: Past, Present, and Future
November 1, 2004

We live in a time when polymer chemists work magic with different suture materials to give them specific properties that benefit surgeons. Today's sutures absorb within a consistent time frame every time veterinarians use them, possess specific handling characteristics, demonstrate good knot security, and cause minimal tissue inflammation.

Endoscopic suturing techniques: Nephrosplenic space ablation
October 1, 2003

Dr. Dean Hendrickson shows how laparoscopy offers a less invasive surgical approach for treating neophrospenic space ablation in horses

New techniques for performing equine laparoscopic ovariectomy
October 1, 2002

Dr. Dean Hendrickson discusses innovative methods that offer a less invasive approach to conducting laparscopic ovariectomy in horses.

Use insight when selecting sutures
July 1, 2002

Gone are the days when the practitioner turns to the suture material cabinet and only has a couple of choices for suture materials.

'Innocuous' lower leg injuries can end career
February 1, 2002

Dr. Dean A. Henrickson offers insight to managing leg injuries in horses which left untreated can be career ending.

Not your ordinary bandage: Equine wound care for the 21st century
February 1, 2002

Equine wound care has often been based upon the premise of keeping the wound clean and dry, requiring frequent bandage changes


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