Canine laparoscopic and laparoscopic-assisted ovariohysterectomy and ovariectomy

Sara Gower, Philipp Mayhew

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As the benefits of minimally invasive surgery are more widely recognized by veterinarians and their clients, laparoscopic sterilization of female dogs is growing in popularity. Laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy and ovariectomy procedures in dogs are associated with less postoperative pain and a faster return to normal activity versus open sterilization procedures. The advent of newer laparoscopic electrocoagulation devices has further increased the technical feasibility and popularity of these procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-440
Number of pages11
JournalCompendium: Continuing Education For Veterinarians
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • veterinary(all)

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