Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Usage of a Non-animal Surrogate model in Veterinary Surgical Education and Training

Vasanthi Balan*

Poultry Research Station, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India

*Corresponding Author: Vasanthi Balan, Poultry Research Station, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India.

Received: July 07, 2022; Published: July 25, 2022

Abstract

Presently offering veterinary surgical and clinical skill training is becoming increasingly challenging for veterinary institutions and profession as a whole. The increasing pressure from public and welfare domain to reduce live animal usage for teaching purposes has further complicated the process. Hence, it is imperative to explore various non-animal alternatives to employ in veterinary education and training. Although numerous models are available there has been dearth for indigenous low-cost non- animal models. Therefore, a non- animal surrogate was developed with locally available materials and evaluated for its efficiency as an educational aid. The results showed that it improved the student’s surgical skills and confidence level. The surgical skill gained using surrogates was adaptable to live animal surgery. It reduced student’s apprehension when doing surgery for the first time and decreased the use of cadaver or live animal. It is economical and simple to make and costs approximately one tenth the purchase price of an animal from facility. In conclusion this non-animal surrogate is an effective and less stressful aid for teaching basic surgical techniques to novice surgeons and concurrently favouring animal welfare.

 

Keywords: Non-Animal Surgical Alternatives; Veterinary Surgical Education and Training; Animal Welfare

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Citation

Citation: Vasanthi Balan. “Usage of a Non-animal Surrogate model in Veterinary Surgical Education and Training". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.8 (2022): 109-112.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Vasanthi Balan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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