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Teaching Spay-Neuter

Bauer, M.S. (1993). A survey of the use of live animals, cadavers, inanimate models, and computers in teaching veterinary surgery. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 203(7): 1047-1051. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: cadaver, computer, model, patient, software, castration, spay, surgery, dog, cat, veterinary medical school.

Berzon, J.L. (1979). Complications of elective ovariohysterectomies in the dog and cat at a teaching institution: clinical review of 853 cases. Veterinary Surgery 8(3): 89-91. ISSN: 0161-3499.
NAL Call Number: SF911.V43
Descriptors: intraoperative and postoperative complications, students, elective surgery, ovariohysterectomy.

Buyukmihci, N.C. (1989). Alternatives in veterinary surgical training. Humane Innovations and Alternatives in Animal Experimentation 3: 96-97. ISSN: 0893-9535.
NAL Call Number: QL55.H8
Abstract: Practical and philosophical aspects of alternatives to harming or killing healthy nonhuman animals are discussed.
Descriptors: surgery, animals, veterinary medical school.

Clark, W.T., L. Kane, P.K. Arnold, and I.D. Robertson (2002). Clinical skills and knowledge used by veterinary graduates during their first year in small animal practice. Australian Veterinary Journal 80(1/2): 37-40. ISSN: 0005-0423.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Au72
Descriptors: diagnosis, graduates, knowledge, skills, small animal practice, surveys, therapy, veterinarians, veterinary practice.

Duffee, N. (1999). Alternative training methods I: Proceedings of the 1998 LAWTE meeting. Lab Animal 28(5): 24-28.
Descriptors: training models, media for training reasearch personnel, simulation models, computer resources, virtual reality.

Eze, C.A. and O.S. Idowu (2002). Distribution of surgical cases at the University of Nigeria Veterinary Teaching Hospital (1985-1995). Tropical Veterinarian 20(1): 52-55. ISSN: 0253-4851.
NAL Call Number: SF724.T72
Descriptors: surgery, hernia, digestive system disease, transmissible venereal tumor, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, reproductive system disease, uterine prolapse, abscess, bone fracture, castration, cesarean section.

Greenfield, C.L., A.L. Johnson, D.J. Schaeffer, and L.L. Hungerford (1995). Comparison of surgical skills of veterinary students training using models or live animals. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 206(12): 1840-1845. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: surgery, animal model, veterinary medical school, comparison study.

Greenfield, C.L., A.L. Johnson, C.W. Smith, S.M. Marretta, J.A. Farmer, and L. Klippert (1994). Integrating alternative models into the existing surgical curriculum. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 21(1): 23-27. ISSN: 0748-321X.
Descriptors: training aides, animal models, teaching surgery, animal welfare.

Griffon, D.J., P. Cronin, B. Kirby, and D.F. Cottrell (2000). Evaluation of a hemostasis model for teaching ovariohysterectomy in veterinary surgery. Veterinary Surgery 29(4): 309-316. ISSN: 0161-3499.
NAL Call Number: SF911.V43
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a reusable plastic model mimicking the anatomy and hemodynamics of the canine female genital tract for teaching basic surgical skills and ovariohysterectomy. SAMPLE POPULATION: 40 veterinary students of the class of 1998. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. METHODS: Students'confidence level and experience in private practice was evaluated via questionnaire before training. Students in 2 groups performed an ovariohysterectomy on cadavers (group C, n = 20) or on the model (Group M, n = 20) for 2 hours. Students' psychomotor and basic surgical skills were objectively assessed by the following tests: ligation of a foam cylinder, passing a needle through the eyelets of an electronic suture board, and ligating latex tubing. Results were compared before and after training and within and between groups. The ability of students to perform an ovariohysterectomy in a live dog after training was compared between groups with a scoring system. RESULTS: Students in both groups had similar surgical experience and basic skills before training. The results of the psychomotor and basic surgical skills tests were better in group M after training than group C. The improvement of each student in performing these tasks also increased when students were trained with the model. Scores assigned to students performing an ovariohysterectomy in a live dog were higher in group M (31.45 +/- 1.15) than in group C (20.7 +/- 1.42). CONCLUSION: The model was more effective than cadavers in teaching basic surgical skills and ovariohysterectomy in dogs.
Descriptors: veterinary education, dogs, ovariohysterectomy, anatomic model, ovariectomy, comparative study.

Howe, L.M., H.W. Boothe, J.R. August, K.L. Bice, and K.L. Medicus (1998). Using community-based service learning projects to improve surgical instruction. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 25(2): 12-15. ISSN: 0748-321X.
NAL Call Number: SF601.J62
Descriptors: castration, spay, surgery, cat, dog, veterinary medical school.

Howe, L.M. and M.R. Slater (1997). Student assessment of the educational benefits of a prepubertal gonadectomy program (preliminary findings). Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 24(1): 12-17. ISSN: 0748-321X.
NAL Call Number: SF601.J62
Descriptors: assessment, gonadectomy, population control, surgery, sterilization, veterinary education, pets.

Howe, L. and M. Slater (1999). Assessement of the educational benefits of a prepubertal gonadectomy program. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 26(2): 21-27. ISSN: 0748-321X.
NAL Call Number: SF601.J62
Descriptors: assessment, castration, spay, surgery, cat, dog, veterinary medical school.

Hughes, K.L. and M.R. Slater (2002). Implementation of a feral cat management program on a university campus. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 5(1): 15-28. ISSN: 0002-9645.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3A
Abstract: In August 1998, Texas AM University implemented on campus a trap-test-vaccinate-alter-return-monitor (TTVARM) program to manage the feral cat population. TTVARM is an internationally recognized term for trapping and neutering programs aimed at management of feral cat populations. In this article we summarize results of the program for the period August 1998 to July 2000. In surgery laboratories, senior veterinary students examined cats that were humanely trapped once a month and tested them for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus infections, vaccinated, and surgically neutered them. They euthanized cats testing positive for either infectious disease. Volunteers provided food and observed the cats that were returned to their capture sites on campus and maintained in managed colonies. The program placed kittens and tame cats for adoption; cats totaled 158. Of the majority of 158 captured cats, there were less kittens caught in Year 2 than in Year 1. The proportion of tame cats trapped was significantly greater in Year 2 than in Year 1. The prevalence found for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus ELISA test positives was 5.8% and 6.5%, respectively. Following surgery, 101 cats returned to campus. The project recaptured, retested, and revaccinated more than one-fourth of the cats due for their annual vaccinations. The program placed 32 kittens, juveniles, and tame adults for adoption. The number of cat complaints received by the university's pest control service decreased from Year 1 to Year 2.
Descriptors: feral cat population control, animal welfare, castration, population dynamics, veterinary students, euthanasia, vaccination.

Kustritz, M.V.R., S.D. Johnston, and L.L. Lieberman (2000). Availability of training for prepuberal gonadectomy at North American veterinary colleges. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 216(10): 1566-1567. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: gonadectomy, training, veterinary schools, veterinary profession, veterinary education, castration, surgery.

Mahan, H.D. (1976). Veterinary association surgical-neutering programs. Proceedings of the National Conference on Dog and Cat Control,Denver, Colorado, American Humane Association: Denver, CO, p. 199-203.
NAL Call Number: SF413.N37 1976
Descriptors: dogs, cat, spaying, surgery, programs, veterinary medicine, organizations, California.

Pavletic, M.M., A. Schwartz, J. Berg, and D. Knapp (1994). An assessment of the outcome of the alternative medical and surgical laboratory program at Tufts University. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 205(1): 97-100. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: cadaver, surgery, veterinary medical school, ovariohysterectomy, castration, laceration, laparotomy, gastrotomy, thoracotomy.

Richardson, E.F., C.R. Gregory, and E. Sucre (1994). Enhancement of the surgical education of fourth year veterinary students by participation in juvenile ovariohysterectomy and castration program. Veterinary Surgery 23(5): 415. ISSN: 0161-3499.
NAL Call Number: SF911.V43
Descriptors: postoperative complications, veterinary education, castration, hysterectomy, dogs, cats.

Tivers, M.S., T.R.D. Travis, R.V. Windsor, and A. Hotston Moore (2002). Castration of the dog: a comparison of methods currently employed in practice with those taught at the UK veterinary schools. Journal of Small Animal Practice 43(8): 364. ISSN: 0022-4510.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 J8292
Descriptors: castration, veterinary schools, veterinary practice, questionnaire, meeting abstract.
Notes: Clinical research abstract presented at the 45th British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress, Birmingham, UK, April 4-7, 2002.

Tivers, M.S., T.R.D. Travis, R.V. Windsor, and A. Hotston Moore (2002). Ovariohysterectomy in the bitch: a comparison of methods currently employed in practice with those taught atK veterinary schools. The Journal of Small Animal Practice 43(8): 364. ISBN.
NAL Call Number:41.8 J8292
Descriptors: veterinary schools, veterinary medicine, urinary incontinence, questionnaires, castration, ovariohysterectomy, meeting abstract.
Notes: Clinical research abstract presented at the 45th British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress, Birmingham, UK, April 4-7, 2002.

White, K.K., L.G. Wheaton, and S.A. Greene (1992). Curriculum change related to live animal use: A four-year surgical curriculum. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 19(1): 6-10. ISSN: 0748-321X.
NAL Call Number: SF601.J62
Abstract: This program is located at Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.
Descriptors: cadaver, anesthesia, assessment, castration, spay, surgery, veterinary medical school.

 

 

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