Animal Castration

Animal Castration

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...exercise him twice a day for 15 or 20 minutes. Work can be resumed towards the third week. In most cases recovery is completed in a month. CEYPTORCHIDY IN OTHER ANIMALS. Somewhat common in donkeys, this abnormality is rare in ruminants, swine and carnivora. It assumes the various forms met in horses. Cryptorchiils of these various species are operated by one of the methods described above. With donkeys, the flank operation or the Danish method are the chosen modes; with large ruminants, some operate by the flank, others prefer the inguinal methods; with swine, incision is the proper way for many. It is evidently better to incise the median line as for spaying sows. EFFECTS FOLLOWING THE OPERATION OF CASTRATION. These will vary more or less in extent and severity, according to the method employed in its performance, and in any case they may be considered in two divisions: as primary or immediate, and secondary or consecutive. Amongst the first phenomena most commonly observed is, of course, a manifestation of pain, characterized by symptoms of colic, exhibited by the animal in a more or less marked degree, being the result of the unavoidable irritation arising from the manipulations practised upon the organs of generation, whose nerves rise from the sympathetic as well as from the cerebro-spinal nervous system; and from the pain excited in the spermatic cord by the pressure of the clamps, for example. These colicky pains, which are more severe under the bloodless method than in those of the other mode, usually subside after the first hour following the operation, and as a rule require but little treatment more than that of the walking exercise. This sort of pain having subsided, the only further trouble likely to be noticed is the local trouble...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526996
  • 9781236526991