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Rabbits, Rodents and Ferrets Lecture

Pre-op stabilization of SA: do not fast, stabilize, pain meds
What is the first thing when you open the abdomen in rabbits? Cecum
Big difference in rabbit abdomens: Lots of fat
2 big differences between rabbits and cat spays Long infundibulum that may coil onto itself, Much more complex vascular system - may need multiple ligations
3 places to ligate uterus: 1. each uterus separately (leave cervices) 2. right below cervices (risk of urine back flow)** 3. further down (risk of ligating ureters)
Chinchilla OHE careful of cecum, ligate multiple arteries, make sure you have ovary (buried in fat), close similar to cats
Rodents tend to have a fat pad that is of consequence where: within the scrotal sac - don't remove it
What causes an inguinal hernia? inflammation or infection, vaginal ring left open or extended pathologically
What is the biggest concern with a rabbit neuter? the periteneum is adhered to the skin so must be disected first
Created by: Sara2420