Feb 24, 2015
SEEING IS BELIEVING
textbooks have all their information but the hands-on practice,
recording and observation of anaesthesia hones a vet's skill and
expertise in anaesthesia and surgeries at least cost and provide a high
level of safety for the pet.
I produce two videos to
share my over 30 years of experiences on neutering a dog safely and
efficiently with my Myanmar vet assistant with injectable anaesthesia.
No isoflurane gas was used if the surgery is started and ended within 21
minutes from injection to final skin stitching
Sheltie, Male, 7 months, 5.6 kg. 38.7C
For a young healthy dog, the formula is as follows:
10 kg, young Dom = 0.4 ml Ketamine =0.5ml in one syringe IV
Duration of analgesia (no pain, no movement) = 15 minutes
This dog was given D=0.2 ml and Ketamine 0.25 ml IV. Very good analgesia and safety.
Clip surgical area first. This dog was excitable and so this was done after the injection of anaesthetic.
A: Injection of Dom + Ketamine 10.47am
D: First skin incision 10.56 am
E: Completion of skin stitching 11.08 am
E-D = 12 min (neuter took 12 min).
E-A = 21 min
Each testicle from incision to the final cut = 3-4 min
lst testicle 10.56 am - 10.59 am
2nd testicle 10.59am - 11.03 am
Antisedan given at 11.30 am. Dog stands up at 11.35 am. All OK.
Suture Caprosyn /0 absorbable nylon type.
No isoflurane gas top up is needed if the vet knows exactly the effects of domitor and ketamine for young dogs in neutering. Many pet owners ask how long it takes to neuter a dog. In this case, the whole process will be around 30 minutes. The surgery itself is around 12 minutes in this case.