following is an overview of the work we did. We spoke with Dr. Tibary
several years ago and formed a protocol that we followed, and did
develop some proficiencies during that time.
will have to review our anesthesia; we did use gas but I do not
recall if it was halothane or isoflurane; also I need to find the
was ventral mid-line, just in front (cranial) to the udder. We ID'd
the uterus, isolated the ovaries and limited our surgery to an
ovariectomy (only ovaries removed, uterus was not removed). Based on
the few that we did, I do not recall any obvious problems with the
surgery, the recovery or with behavior issues.
especially with gas is technically challenging. Over-conditioned
animals were also more difficult.
there is a veterinarian that would like to discuss they can contact
us. It would take us some time to retrieve the actual records of our
surgeries and they also fall under veterinary-client
confidentiality. I will be unavailable for a couple of weeks, Drs.
Schwab and Plotts were the other teammates in the surgeries we did.
michael j. anderson"
you have questions, Niki would be a good contact person for
Another Look at Neutering Females
The question re: neutering females was
posted to the head of the Camelid Dept. at the Ohio State Vet Hospital - Dr.
Jeff Lakritz. His response follows:
"Females can be ovariectomized instead of removing the entire
uterus. It would still require a surgery, however it can be done in the
traditional manner with incision in flank or via laparoscopy through 2 small
holes (maybe 3 small holes) one for laprascope to watch and the other for
Jeff Lakritz can be contacted for further information.