Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. J. Vet. Pract. 5(2): 19-24
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Azizunnesa, Delower Hossain, Preety Chaudhary, Md. Anowar Parvez, Pranab Paul, Saroj Kumar Yadav, Tanjila Hasan

1Department of Medicine and Surgery,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong-4225; 2Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh.

Abstract | A 3 years old local breed stray bitch with a history of parity 5 was reported to Teaching Veterinary Hospital (TVH) of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Chittagong, Bangladesh for birth control. As there was no birth control pill available for bitch, we decided to do spaying as a birth control measure. Before surgery the bitch was kept in TVH to evaluate its all physical parameters e.g. anemia, dehydration etc. Ultrasonographic screening was done to know whether the bitch was pregnant or not. Vaginal cytological test was performed using Fleishmann and Giemsa stain to observe the state of estrus cycle of the bitch. Presence of intermediate and parabasal cells and decline in superficial cells indicated bitch was in diestrus period, thus suitable for spaying. The surgery was aseptically controlled under general anaesthesia. Laparotomic mid line incision 2-3 cm behind the umbilicus was performed. The bitch was kept in TVH for 7 days for following up. After 14 days the suture was removed. The bitch recovered uneventfully without any noticeable complication. So spaying can be an effective method to control dog population in Bangladesh.

Keywords | Bitch, Spaying, Birth control