Comparison of right flank and ventral midline approach for ovariohysterectomy in dogs
Arunkumar S, Dilipkumar D, BV Shivaprakash and Bhagvantappa
The present study was conducted from octomber-2014 to octomber-2016 in twelve intact female dogs presented for elective ovariohysterectomy at the Department of Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College, Bidar. Animals were randomly divided into two groups six in each group. Group-I animals underwent right flank ovariohysterectony and Group-II animals underwent conventional ventral midline ovariohysterectomy. Surgical techniques evaluated for clinico-physiological and haematobiochemical parameters. Surgical duration was almost same for the both approaches of ovariohysterectomy. Physiological parameters like rectal temperature and heart rate showed no significant variation in all the animals. Respiratory rate decreased significantly in all the animals, which was transitory in nature. Haematological and Biochemical parameters observations revealed that slight changes were observed in both the groups. In group-II, two dogs showed wound dehiscence whereas, in group-I animals showed uneventful recovery. Lateral flank approach for ovariohysterectomy reduced potential for evisceration if wound dehiscence occurs. Hence right flank approach is an alternative to the conventional mid-ventral approach for ovariohysterectomy in dogs.