Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Final Video: How I spay a cat using injectable anaesthetic

Apr 4, 2014 Singapore, Toa Payoh Vets
Spaying a caterwauling cat on a Sunday. Owners cannot stand the noisy caterwauling of the female cat and got her spayed.
I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, veterinary surgeon from Toa Payoh Vets,
In use xylazine + ketamine injectable anaesthesia for all my cat spays and neuters and find this combination to be effective and safe. The duration of analgesia is around 30 minutes, 5 minutes after the time of injection. Isoflurane + oxygen gas top up is given if necessary.
In this case, for a 3.6 kg Maine Coon, I used xylazine + ketamine 0.15 + 0.6 ml in one syringe IM to be effective. I always place two horizontal ;mattresses in the 1 cm skin incision.
I gave baytril and tolfedine inj SC after the spay and the cat goes home with 4 days of tolfedine and 5 days of antibiotics. Usually I don't prescribe e-collars but taped up the surgical wound. With post-op painkillers and antibiotics, I find that there were no complaints from the spayed cats as exemplified in this case. 
I phoned the owner on the 18th day (April 3, 2014), to follow up as Intern Nicolas would be completing this video. He was most happy with the surgical outcome as there was no post-op complications.  
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