Idea Exchange: Cotton swabs: a handy and inexpensive surgical tool

Jul 01, 2007
By staff

When performing rabbit spays or ferret adrenalectomies, keep an autoclaved bag of 6-in single-tipped applicator cotton swabs available to dissect fat away from blood vessels for easier ligation. These swabs are much less traumatic to the delicate tissue than are other surgical instruments.

Dr. Gina Hanfland
Taylorsville, Utah