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THE SURGERY PROTOCOL  is from Humane Alliance and is highly-refined and extremely safe. 
  
Screening
  • Animals are examined by both a vet tech then vet prior to surgery
  • Severe obesity, cachexia, vomiting, ocular disease, depressed attitude or arrhythmia are some conditions that would be a basis for rejection      
 
Feline Preparation/Induction
  • Buprenorphine and Acepromazine  
  • Diluted Telazol
  • Isoflourane Gas
  • Meloxicam for animals over 4 months of age
 
Canine Prep/Induction
  • Acepromazine, Telazol
  • Intubation and Isoflourane Gas
  • Morphine post-induction as preemptive analgesia
  • Meloxicam for animals over 4 months of age
 
Surgery Techniques
  • One surgery pack per animal; no re-use of equipment prior to re-sterilization via ultrasonic cleaner AND autoclave 
  • Use of Miller’s knot on ovarian pedicle and uterine body
  • Pedicle tie for feline OHE (ovarian pedicle)
  • Figure 8 knot for feline/canine scrotal neuters. 
  • 5 knots on all sutures to eliminate dehiscence
  • 3 layer closures
General
  • Animals 8 years and older require pre-op blood work 
  • All open umbilical hernias will be repaired
  • Once induced, all patients will be monitored 100% of the time
  • Late-term pregnant patients will receive an IV catheter
  • Surgical scrub consists of a minimum of 3 alternate scrubs 
  • Cages cleaned at least once daily with either diluted bleach or trifectant .
 
To read the entire medical protocol or see videos of these techniques visit the Humane Alliance website.

 

 

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