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I have seen more and more that folks are requesting Amicar post-surgery for their greys, and have heard Dr. Couto speak of it.

 

I am seeing a new vet this week and am going to discuss removing a lump on Sonie's shoulder. I would guess it's 3/4 to 1 inch, elevated. She's had it for quite a while, a cylotogy was done at one point that came back ok but we think now it may be changing, so I'd like to look into getting it removed.

 

My question is should I be considering Amicar for this type of procedure? I really have only heard it talked about for spays, neutering and amputations. I'm wondering if others are requesting this for more minor surgeries such as lump removals as well? Of course, I'm not sure how far down the lump goes into her shoulder, and I doubt they will know that until she is on the table.

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When Wayne's plasmacytoma was removed, my vet and I were aware of the OSU protocol.

Even though we didn't think it would be necessary, we did make sure the drug was available immediately if needed.

 

Had to do that with Tanner as well because of his VW's and being a bleeder.

 

Maybe email Dr C's group and ask what they think.

 

Thinking the very best for your girl Carolyn

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Guest MorganKonaAlex

We needed Amicar after Demon's amputation and had a hard time finding a pharmacy with it in stock. It's doubtful you would need it for that kind of surgery, but it's something I would want available just in case. As long as an area pharmacy has it in stock, I would be happy.

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I attended the OSU conference last weekend and my impression is that Dr. Couto recommends Amicar for all surgical procedures. You might want to check with the OSU staff.

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Guest 4rooers

My vet gave Oswald Amicar when he had his tail amputated. It wouldn't heal preamp and just kept bleeding. The medicine was greyt for him. Good luck with the surgery. Prayers being sent up for Sonie. :hope

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My sweet Pear had a dental the day before Christmas and he needed two extractions. My vet is a GH specialist and she said that the teeth were not deep, they "popped right out." But he just wouldn't stop bleeding - he wound up in the hospital for Christmas and the day after. No one expected him to need Amicar for a dental!! Doc wound up buying Amicar from the local hospital's pharmacy - on Christmas! She plans to keep it in stock for any GH surgery from now on. Pear is my heart-dog. This was all very traumatic, as I took Pear home initially, thinking that the bleeding would stop... it escalated instead and after he had soaked through two bath towels I wound up taking him back to Doc instead of going to candlelight service. Christmas wasn't too great - worrying about my boy in Doc's hospital. It's far better to have Amicar and not need it...

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Nice thing about Amicar is that it's inexpensive. It certainly won't hurt to use it. My vet (an OSU alum) recommends its use on all greyhound surgical procedures, including dentals if extractions are necessary. :)


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Hey Carolyn!

 

I hope Sonie's appointment goes well. As you know, Ave has had three surgeries to remove soft tissue sarcomas. The first required two surgeries because once my regular vet got in there, he knew something wasn't right and being that the lump was on the front of his leg with little skin and a large vein running down the leg, he just took a sample and closed it up. For the second surgery, I took him to Dr. Benson at Vetcision in Waltham. They were not at all optimistic that they could get clean margins but they did (barely). Dr. Benson was awesome but I did have a few issues with the hospital which to their credit was moving locations that week. Ave's second sarcoma was on his back. More skin and smaller (I take no chances with him now) and my regular vet did the surgery with no problem. When Ave had his most complex surgery (second on leg) I asked Dr. Benson how long the surgery would be and he said 20 minutes so I don't think this type of surgery is very involved. I don't think in any of the surgeries there was much concern about blood lose and I didn't think to ask so Amicar was not discussed. As a side note, if the lump is changing, I would definitely remove it. Ave had both his lumps aspirated and they were inconclusive. I'm glad I went ahead with the surgeries.

 

Let me know if you want to talk. You know where to find me.

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I attended the OSU conference last weekend and my impression is that Dr. Couto recommends Amicar for all surgical procedures. You might want to check with the OSU staff.

 

Is this available in written form somewhere? In other words, something written by Dr. C that can be printed out and handed to a vet?

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I attended the OSU conference last weekend and my impression is that Dr. Couto recommends Amicar for all surgical procedures. You might want to check with the OSU staff.

 

Is this available in written form somewhere? In other words, something written by Dr. C that can be printed out and handed to a vet?

 

I would love to know this as well. My vet knows about it and makes sure it's available but I would like to have it for my move and my new vet

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Add me to the list of people who would like something in writing to give to my vet... we've got a toe amputation appointment for April 1st and I'd like to give the vet enough notice to get ahold of some Amicar ahead of time.

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This might help

 

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