Kittens gonadectomy: anesthesic technique

  • Sandra Mastrocinque Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Vivianne Higuchi Imagawa Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Tatiana Ferrante de Almeida Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Angelica Cecília Tatarunas Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Julia Maria Matera Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Denise Tabacchi Fantoni Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
Keywords: Gonadectomy, Cat, Kittens, Anesthesia, Ovariohysterectomy

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate an anesthetic protocol in female kittens to perform gonadectomy. Forty female kittens with ages varying from 2 to 4 months old, mixed breed were used. They were premedicated with acepromazina plus meperidina and the induction and maintenance of anesthesia were performed with tiletamine-zolazepam. Variables measured were: cardiac and respiratory rates, oxyhemoglobin saturation, temperature, surgical relaxation, surgical and recovery times, recovery and undesirable effects. There was a reduction of respiratory rate after induction of anesthesia and cardiac rate remained stable during anesthesia period. Two animals needed oxygen therapy by facial mask and animals' recovery was smooth. The surgical relax was obtained in all animals and there were no other side effects. Based on these results it can be concluded that the anesthetic procedure was safe and effective to perform gonadectomy in female kittens.

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Published
2006-12-01
How to Cite
Mastrocinque, S., Imagawa, V., Almeida, T., Tatarunas, A., Matera, J., & Fantoni, D. (2006). Kittens gonadectomy: anesthesic technique. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 43(6), 810-815. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2006.26561
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