The following meeting, generously sponsored by Swann Morton, was held to give general practitioner vets an opportunity to put questions about small animal surgery to Alasdair Hotston Moore FRCVS, in a format where we could share the answers with veterinary colleagues elsewhere in the UK and beyond. Scroll down for a list of the questions and links to them in the timeline.

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The Questions:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 2:02 Laura Dell'Abate: What has changed in time with suture patterns?
  • 10:13 Manuel Vega: If you don’t discontinue the mucosa, can you give NSAIDS in a prophylactic gastropexy? And in a non-complicated GDV?
  • 14:44 Francisco Gomez: I can neuter any female dog with a small 2-3 cm incision. Is there any added value to keyhole spay or is it owners' perception?
  • 23:43 Chukwudi Ekwukoma: What is the future of small animal surgery?
  • 30:15 Kate Murphy: What procedure do you think people view as “simple” or “routine” but actually isn’t really?
  • 34:15 Stephen Butterton: Do you have any tips for insulinomectomy?
  • 38:36 Ana Santos: Do you have any tips to maximize success of palate resection in BOAS surgery? I feel I'm not resecting enough.
  • 47:30 Simon Vogel: How would you say people’s attitude towards surgery varies between continents, with respect to the animal, cost, and family?
  • 51:49 Gabrielle Mitchell: How can you reduce tail lumpectomies/ amputations from breaking down?
  • 55:53 Angie Henderson: Please advise on the best and safest suture pattern you use for git surgery eg: enterotomies. Thank you.
  • 1:01:01 Clare Smith: Do you have any tips for preserving the parathyroid gland during feline thyroidectomy?
  • 1:06:25 Julian Earl: Do you think there is still a case for the use of catgut in veterinary surgery?
  • 08:56 Florin Delureanu: Can we reimplant the parathyroids in a muscle pouch at the surgical site if we remove them unintentionally because we were unable to identify at the time of thyroidectomy and we found them after?