Information for Veterinarians

 

Information for Local Veterinarians

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THE SURGERY PROTOCOL that we will use is highly-refined and extremely safe. In 2008 Humane Alliance (our mentor) maintained a 0.05% mortality rate (13 in 23,000+ surgeries).

Screening

  • Animals are examined by a vet tech then vet prior to surgery
  • Severe obesity, URI, vomiting, ocular disease, depressed attitude or arrhythmia are some conditions that would be a basis for rejection

Feline Prep/Induction

  • Butorphanol/Ketamine/Dexdomitor IM (1:1:1 mixture)
  • Isoflourane Gas
  • Meloxicam .1mg/kg for animals over 4 months of age

Canine Prep/Induction

  • Premeds are SQ Ace/Torb
  • Ketamine/Valium IV (1:1 mixture)
  • Intubation and Isoflourane Gas
  • Meloxicam .1mg/kg for animals over 4 months of age

Surgery Techniques

  • One surgery pack per animal; no re-use of equipment prior to re-sterilization via ultrasonic cleaner AND autoclave
  • Use of Miller’s knot on ovarian pedicle and uterine body
  • Pedicle tie for feline OHE (ovarian pedicle)
  • Figure 8 knot for feline/canine scrotal neuters
  • 5 knots on all sutures to eliminate dehiscence
  • 3 layer closures

General

  • Animals 8 years and older require pre-op blood work
  • Umbilical hernias – repair all reducible umbilical hernias
  • Once induced, all patients will be monitored 100% of the time
  • Surgical scrub consists of a minimum of 3 alternate scrubs
  • Cages cleaned at least once daily with Kennel-sol

To read the entire medical protocol visit the Humane Alliance website:

To see videos of surgical techniques

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