Ovariotomy Vs. Ovariohysterectomy Methods of Choice in Bitches Sterilization
World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2004
Varatanović N., Podžo K., Filipović Selma,Podžo M., Babić Ljerka, Katica Amela


This paper presents the effects of ovariotomy and ovariohysterectomy to the health of sterilised bitches over the period of five years. Involved were 253 bitches and of that number 144 were treated, 75 bitches by ovariotomy and 69 by ovariohysterectomy. The bitches weight was between 4,5-41 kg and they were between 1-14 years of age. Through regular visits we examined the following vaginal smear, cystic hyperplasia of uterus, heat, incontinence of urine as well as polydipsia and polyuria. The results showed that, compared to ovariohysterectomy, ovariotomy is a method of choice in sterilization of bitches and should be accepted as such.

Speaker Information
(click the speaker's name to view other papers and abstracts submitted by this speaker)

N Varatanović

MAIN : Abstracts : Ovariotomy Vs. Ovariohysterectomy
Powered By VIN

Friendly Reminder to Our Colleagues: Use of VIN content is limited to personal reference by VIN members. No portion of any VIN content may be copied or distributed without the expressed written permission of VIN.

Clinicians are reminded that you are ultimately responsible for the care of your patients. Any content that concerns treatment of your cases should be deemed recommendations by colleagues for you to consider in your case management decisions. Dosages should be confirmed prior to dispensing medications unfamiliar to you. To better understand the origins and logic behind these policies, and to discuss them with your colleagues, click here.

Images posted by VIN community members and displayed via VIN should not be considered of diagnostic quality and the ultimate interpretation of the images lies with the attending clinician. Suggestions, discussions and interpretation related to posted images are only that -- suggestions and recommendations which may be based upon less than diagnostic quality information.


777 W. Covell Blvd., Davis, CA 95616



  • Toll Free: 800-700-4636
  • From UK: 01-45-222-6154
  • From anywhere: (1)-530-756-4881
  • From Australia: 02-6145-2357