Survey on anaesthetic protocols for small animal caesarean sections

Published by August 23, 2019 11:59 am

The AVA supports the following survey from the University of Turin and encourages member to take part:

Dear veterinary surgeon/nurse,

I am a final year veterinary student at the Department of Veterinary Sciences of the University of Turin (Italy) and I am currently starting a study in small animal clinical pharmacology as part of my graduation thesis project.

The purpose of this canine and feline obstetric project is to analyse and compare different anaesthetic protocols commonly used in small animal veterinary medicine for caesarean section delivery in bitches and queens.

We would like to explore whether differences in anaesthetic management exist between countries or regions and between different veterinary care groups (e.g., tertiary (teaching hospitals) versus secondary (small animal hospitals) versus primary (small animal practices) care providers). In addition, we would like to find out whether veterinary professionals with different anaesthesia training backgrounds manage bitches and queens undergoing a C-section differently and whether different anaesthetic regimens lead to different outcomes regarding the well-being of bitch or queen and the litter post C-section delivery.

In cooperation with the Section of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University of Veterinary Medicine of Turin (Italy) and the Section of Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (USA) we have created this online survey in an attempt to address a large group of veterinary professionals worldwide.

The survey is completely anonymous and all the data collected serve no other than the stated study purposes and post-hoc statistical analyses without revealing any personal data of the responders.

Your contribution will be highly appreciated.

Ilaria Bellino – University of Turin


The survey takes no more than 15 min to complete and 
will be on line until the 6th of September

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