NEW GRADUATE PROBLEMS
What good is misery if you can’t milk a little humour out of it, right. Will probably make more of these, because if I’m not laughing I’d be sobbing instead!
These are absolutely amazing, perfectly sums up how I’m going to feel in January on my first clinical rotations!
I asked quite a lot of questions about anesthesia today, so here are some of my findings:
Sidenote to my Knox and Devlin post coming on friday, but there is a reason why dogs and cats can’t be castrated the same way you would a lamb (rubber ring)
When castrating a lamb, it must be under a week old (by law), otherwise a local anesthetic must be given at the same time. The problem in dogs is that their testes do not drop from the body for several weeks/months, so it is more difficult to do so.
Banding in farm animals is effective as it is cheap (castrating hundreds of sheep surgically would take too long and cost far too much), and the method means the scar tissue is already formed when the testes drop off, so they are less likely to become infected. In cats and dogs, their anatomy means it is less likely to work, and the pain/shock may just result in harming the pet further.