Frequently Asked Questions

Is the padding on a Shank's Table enough padding to protect the horse from blood pooling/myopathy during surgery?

The padding on all Shank's Tables would be sufficient only in a very short procedure and only in dorsal recumbency. In all other instances, it is necessary to use additional padding or cushioning. We fabricate and sell a variety of foam pads that can be used in dorsal or lateral recumbency to provide adequate support. However, water or air mattresses can be used as well.