In this film, Yvette Rowntree BVSc CertAVP (Zoological Medicine) MRCVS, Honorary Assistant Professor in Exotic Medicine at the University of Nottingham demonstrates how to castrate a mouse. To claim time spend watching this film as CPD, press 'Claim CPD' above.
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3) most rodents (especially guinea pigs and rats) tend to drag their scrotum on the floor, which increases the risk of wound infections if the incision is in this area. We have seen literally no post op wound issues since moving to this approach (I've been using it for probably 5 years now)
2) single incision means it's much quicker, am the technique is much less fiddly than scrotal
1) decreased handling of sensitive tissues - the skin on rodents is pretty thin generally and scrotal skin moreso, so avoiding having to manipulate sensitive scrotal skin is always a bonus
A lot of exotics vets have moved over to the abdominal approach in recent years - there's some discussion about it I the video, but the main reasons for me personally are:
Why intra abdominal approach ?
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