In Cats and Dogs Does Laparoscopic Ovariectomy Offer Advantages Over Open Ovariectomy for Postoperative Recovery?

  • Cherry Phypers Bristol University, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK.



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Clinical bottom line:

Available research suggests ovariectomy by laparoscopy leads to a more positive recovery following surgery, due to reduced pain and smaller reductions in activity levels postoperatively when compared to open ovariectomy. In practices where laparoscopic equipment and expertise are available, offering laparoscopic ovariectomy for routine spays of cats and dogs may be advantageous to patients.

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Author Biography

Cherry Phypers, Bristol University, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK.

Veterinary Science student (BVSc3)


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Vol. 2 No. 2 (2017): The second issue of 2017

Section: Knowledge Summaries

Categories :  Small Animal  /  Dogs  /  Cats  /  Rabbits  /  Production Animal  /  Cattle  /  Sheep  /  Pig  /  Equine  /  Exotics  /