DOG CASTRATION RECORDS IN VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL, FUNAAB
This study was aimed at determining the records of surgical castration in dogs by reviewing the records of dogs presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta between May, 2005 and October, 2012 . Data recorded included breed, age of the dogs at presentation and presenting history and clinical signs. It was only thirteen dogs that were presented for castration out of five hundred and twenty five male dogs presented to the hospital during this period. They comprised of three breeds of dogs with mean age of 3.5 ± 2.1 years. General anaesthesia was used in twelve (12) of the thirteen (13) cases, while sedation with local anaesthesia was employed in one (1) case. The rate of surgical castration in VTH, FUNAAB is very low while castration could be said to be requested for later in life.
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