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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 609-614
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.068


Post-Operative Behavioural Assessment of Cats Undergoing Ovariohysterectomy
Vigneswari Murugesan1*, Kumaresan Arunachalam2, Kathirvel Shanmugam1 and Mekala Palanivel3
1Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology,
3Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary College and Research Institute,Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Namakkal – 637 002, India
2Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Orathanadu, Thanjavur 614625, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Postoperative pain was assessed and compared in cats subjected to ovariohysterectomy under two different anaesthetic regimen based on Glasgow Feline Composite Measure Pain Scale. Twenty queen cats were randomly divided into two groups comprising of ten animals each. Group I received dexmedetomidine (10μg/kg) and ketamine (5mg/kg) with butorphanol (0.2mg/kg) and group II received dexmedetomidine (10μg/kg) and ketamine (5mg/kg) with fentanyl (5μg/kg) by intramuscular route. In both the groups, maintenance of anaesthesia was carried out with isoflurane. After surgery, pain scores were assessed through Glasgow Feline Composite Measure Pain Scale continuously for 24 hours. Behavioural changes and pain expression were higher in fentanyl group compared to butorphanol group but total pain score showed no significant difference among two groups. The observation of spontaneous behaviours indicative of pain, combined with the qualitative assessment of the response to interaction and palpation of a painful area serves as an effective tool to evaluate analgesic effectiveness.


Keywords: Feline, Glasgow Composite Measure Pain Scale, Ovariohysterectomy
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Vigneswari Murugesan, Kumaresan Arunachalam, Kathirvel Shanmugam and Mekala Palanivel. 2020. Post-Operative Behavioural Assessment of Cats Undergoing Ovariohysterectomy.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 609-614. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.068