enhanced recovery after surgery

after a wonderfully swift (and painless) review and publication process, our paper focusing on appetite as an outcome of enhanced recovery after surgery in cats has been published in the journal of feline medicine and surgery.

a small change in anaesthesia technique, substituting alfaxalone for ketamine, resulted in 20% more cats beginning to feed within an hour after surgery. importantly, pain relief was equivalent between treatment groups. this paper was the result of a summer project by Tatum and Marika, carried out with the support of a local spay-neuter clinic.

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