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Bipolar electrosurgical forceps can reduce spay and castrate times

J. Watts

Journal of Small Animal Practice (2018) 59, 465-473

doi: 10.1111/jsap.12838

• What did the research find?

This study demonstrated that the use of bipolar electrosurgical forceps for haemostasis during ovariohysterectomies in bitches and queens and castrations in dogs reduced the surgical time of the procedures compared to ligation with suture. Safety of the equipment was validated by the minimal complications encountered, which were limited to small superficial skin burns.

• How was it conducted?

Clinical records of cats and dogs presented for spaying and neutering to a practice, both six months before and six months after bipolar electrosurgical forceps were introduced at the practice, were examined. …

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