Cryosurgery and electrocautery in treatment of transmissible venereal tumours in large breed dogs: a case report
SJ Choi, DB Lee, NS Kimhttps://doi.org/10.17221/7688-VETMEDCitation:Choi S., Lee D., Kim N. (2014): Cryosurgery and electrocautery in treatment of transmissible venereal tumours in large breed dogs: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 59: 461-465.
Five intact male group-raised Tosa dogs were diagnosed with transmissible venereal tumours. Surgical removal with electrocautery and a cryogun was conducted because the owner wanted to maintain the fertility of the dogs. The dogs were followed up for 12 months. The surgical wounds were completely healed by five to six weeks. The dogs remained fertile without complications or recurrences. To maintain fertility in dogs suffering from transmissible venereal tumours, the combination of an electrocautery and a cryogun is suggested.Keywords:
cryogun; fertility; male dogs