Objectives- To introduce laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy in dog in Iran,
Study Design- Elective experimental study design.
Animals- Four mix-breed healthy female dogs.
Methods- Four healthy female dogs were undergone elective laparoscopic ovaryohysterectomy. Clinical parameters including: body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, appetite, surgical time, blood loss, surgical complications, CBC and pain scores were evaluated.
Results- CBC of the dogs were not indicator of infection but the stress leuckogram was evident till 48 hours after the surgery. Median pain scores 2 and 4 hours after the surgery were low (pain scores less than 6) and 24 hours post operatively were very low (pain scores less than 2). The blood loss was minimumand the operations had no complications. Appetite, body temperature, respiratory and heart rate returned tonormal values in a short period (48 hours).
Conclusions and Clinical Relevance- Laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy is safe and could be performedin a reasonable time with minimal pain in dogs.