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J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 Jan 1;200(1):64-6.

Nylon cable band reactions in ovariohysterectomized bitches.

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Somers Point Veterinary Clinic, NJ 08244.


Nylon cable bands used as ligatures caused postsurgical complications in 5 ovariohysterectomized bitches. Clinical signs included fever, stiffness, strangury, draining fistulae, vaginal discharge, and tenesmus. Most signs first appeared several years after surgery, and all signs were resolved after removal of the bands. On the basis of our experience, we suggest that nylon cable bands not be used for ovariohysterectomy ligations.

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