Vol. 9, Special Issue 7 (2020)
Comparative study on midline and lateral flank approaches for ovariohysterectomy in cats
Vigneswari Murugesan, Kumaresan Arunachalam, Kathirvel Shanmugam and Mekala Palanivel
The aim of the study was to compare the surgical approaches on postoperative wound complication following ovariohysterectomy. Forty healthy queen cats with the age group of two to three years and weighing two to four kilograms were selected for the study. The animals were randomly assigned into two treatments comprising of twenty animals each: I- lateral approach or II - by midline approach. All animals received dexmedetomidine (10μg/kg) and ketamine (5mg/kg) with butorphanol (0.2mg/kg) by intramuscular route and maintenance of anaesthesia was carried out with isoflurane. Ovariohysterectomy was performed in all the animals through right flank or midline approach as per standard surgical procedure. There was a greater incidence of swelling and discharges in the cats spayed through the lateral flank (five cases) than in the cats spayed through the midline (three cases) but no significant difference between the surgical approaches. Postoperative pain score using simple descriptive scale was found effective for assessing analgesic intervention level.
How to cite this article:
Vigneswari Murugesan, Kumaresan Arunachalam, Kathirvel Shanmugam and Mekala Palanivel. Comparative study on midline and lateral flank approaches for ovariohysterectomy in cats. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(7S): 191-193.