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Journal June 2010 (Vol 32, No 6)

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Surgical Views: Suspensory Ligament Rupture Technique During Ovariohysterectomy in Small Animals

1. When disrupting the SLs in a dog, which index finger should the surgeon use?
2. The left ovarian vein in dogs and cats
3. Which is not a potential source of difficulty when performing SL rupture?
4. Which statement regarding the anatomy of the ovarian ligaments and vascular supply in dogs and cats is false?
5. The recommended site of SL rupture in dogs is
6. The recommended site of SL transection in cats is
7. Which is a correct technique when breaking down the SL in dogs?
8. When disrupting the SL in dogs, the force of the index finger should be directed
9. During blind palpation, to help identify the SL in dogs, the surgeon should
10. To rupture the SL in dogs, the surgeon should face _____, and the palm of the hand being used should face ______.
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