Transgastric Oophorectomies Using Conscious Sedation in Canines

Daniel T McKenna, MD, Mohammed Al-Haddad, MD, Don Selzer, MD, Lynetta Freeman, DVM. Indiana University School of Medicine; Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine

Transgastric oophorectomy represents an alternative procedure to the traditional open or laparoscopic method of sterilizing female dogs. It provides no incisions which reduces the risk of infection and mutilation significantly. In this video, the procedure is performed using only conscious sedation. The video documents that despite a lack of general anesthetic, visualization remains excellent during gastrotomy, resection of both ovaries, and closure of the gastrotomy.

Session: VidTV2
Program Number: V082

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