Background: Spaying is considered as a reliable surgical method for birth control and preventing potential feline reproductive diseases.
Aim: This experiment was carried out to evaluate the suitability of left lateral flank approach for routine spaying in cats.
Methods: Twenty-seven queens of 7-24 months old and 1.5-3.5 kg BW were spayed through flank laparotomy in the left lateral side of abdomen. The cats were categorized into two groups: Group A (n=12; cats did not yet give birth) and Group B (n=15; cats gave birth before). The studied variables included age, BW, vaccination history, skin incision length, total surgical duration, time needed for ligating ovarian pedicles and uterine body, suture materials, postoperative complications and healing duration.
Results: There were no significant differences (P
Key words: Ovariohysterectomy, Flank celiotomy, Ligation, Postoperative complication, Queens