COMPARISON OF ISOBARIC AND INSUFFLATED LAPAROSCOPY-ASSISTED OVARIOHYSTERECTOMY IN THE COMMON RABBIT (ORYCTOLAGUS CUNICULUS)
Blaine D McCracken, Thierry Beths, Sasha Herbert, Stewart D Ryan
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine | Elsevier | Published : 2019
Surgical sterilization of female rabbits can be associated with a significant risk of postoperative morbidity. Laparoscopic ovariectomy has been reported previously to address this issue. The aim of the current study is to assess whether an isobaric (ISO) technique, utilizing an abdominal lifting technique, rather than insufflation (INS) technique, which involves pressurizing the abdomen, is feasible in this species. Four rabbit cadavers were used to subjectively compare the viability of the 2 techniques. Seven rabbit cadavers were used to assess the effects of ISO and insufflated pneumoperitoneum on the dimensions of the abdomen and the volume of the thorax at atmospheric and positive inspi..View full abstract
The research was part of an MVSc degree, with funding from the University of Melbourne graduate research program.