Today Sunday Mar 16, 2014, the Woodlands family brought in the Maine Coon who had been rolling and yelling (caterwauling since 3 days ago). "But she is quiet now," the lady said.
The following are my performance indicators
Inj of xylazine + ketamine 10.13 am
No isoflurane gas
First skin incision 10.26 am
Completion of skin stitching 10.56 am
The cat started moving at around 10.55 am.
The cat was rather plump and I took some time to hook out the ovary as there was abdominal fat in the way of vision and obstruction was caused.
lst ovary hooked 10.34 am after 5 attempts.
2nd ovary hooked 10.41 am from the uterine body area
Uterus being ligated 10.43 am
Abdominal muscles stitched with 3 interrupted sutures 10.47 am
Skin stitched 10.55 am
Cat started one movement when stitching muscle 10.49 am
Cat started more movements 10.54 am
Skin stitched 10.56 am
For a 3.6 kg young cat, xylazine + ketamine at 0.15 + 0.6 ml IM in one syringe provides sufficient analgesia for spay provided it can be completed within 43 minutes from start of IM injection. There will be no need for isoflurane gas top up. If the first ovary can be hooked out at the first attempt, the duration of analgesia is more than sufficient for spay. One packet 3/0 absorbable polysorb is sufficient. Incision length about 1.5 cm long. 2 horizontal mattresses close skin wound.
Dr Sing Kong Yuen