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Feline/Canine Castration

Reasons for feline castration stop roaming prevent unwanted behavior: fighting, aggression, spraying/marking treat/prevent: testicular neoplasia abcsesses hormonal/endocrine disease stud tail
Instruments for feline castration blade, hemostat, +/- suture, +/- metal clip, +/- fenestrated drape
Types of castration open- remove vaginal tunic closed- vaginal tunic removed with testicle
Feline castration no sutures or glue- heals by second intention two incisions procedure area/surgery suite
Feline castration post op scrotal bleeding, +/- cold compress, quiet area heal quickly cat keeps wound clean abscess rare- inguinal draining tract e-collar, +/- antibiotics
Reasons for canine castration reduce roaming, marking, aggression, leg humping prevent/remove testicle tumors reduce prostatic disease -benign prostatic hypertrophy -prostatitis, abscess, cysts
Canine castration instruments general soft tissue pack four corner drapes fenestrated drape
Canine castration sutures no body wall most SQ then intradermal some use skin suture too
Canine castration post op analgesics e collar exercise restriction *scrotal sac left intact- can fill with fluid if not restricted
Canine castration complications scrotal hematoma, hemorrhage -cold compresses, pressure -scrotal ablation self inflicted trauma -dehiscence -infection
Other methods neutersol- male dogs 3-10 months, still have testicular tissue and testosterone injected directly into testicles, awake 97-98% effective after first treatment
Age at time of surgery controversial juvenile- 8wks/2lbs- shelter and spay/neuter clinics 4-6 months- up to vet, delay in maturation of long bones, dogs may be slightly larger
Created by: cheshirecat