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Companion Animal Practice
Surgical diseases of the female genital tract 1. Ovaries and uterus
  1. Mickey Tivers

    Mickey Tivers graduated from Bristol in 2002 after which he undertook various surgical internships both at Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), and spent some time in small animal practice. He completed a residency in surgery at the RVC in 2008 and is currently studying for a PhD in congenital portosystemic shunts in dogs. He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a European and RCVS specialist in small animal surgery.

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  2. Stephen Baines

    Stephen Baines graduated from Cambridge in 1990. He is currently senior lecturer in small animal surgery and head of surgery at the Royal Veterinary College. He holds certificates in veterinary radiology and small animal surgery, is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is a European and RCVS specialist in small animal surgery.

Abstract

Surgery of the female genital tract, in the form of routine neutering, is one of the most common procedures performed in small animal practice. Consequently, diseases of the ovaries and uterus are relatively rare. Pyometra is frequently seen in practice, but some readers may be unfamiliar with other conditions, which can be diagnostically challenging. This article describes the common and less common conditions affecting the ovaries and uterus and highlights their diagnosis and treatment. An article, to be published in the next issue of In Practice, will describe surgical diseases of the vagina and external genitalia.

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