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No anaesthetic used on pets in Russia!

November 27th, 2004, 11:14 AM
I just found this story in our local rag. Apparently, vets in Russia are without anaesthetic for operations on animals, or if they do have some, they go to jail for using illegal substances. Can you imagine?? Can we do something??

November 27th, 2004, 01:07 PM
Sorry, here's the story...

Russian veterinarians are landing in jail and animals are being operated on without pain relief because an anti-drug law makes the necessary anesthesia illegal or difficult to obtain, animal-rights groups say.
The veterinarians have been buying ketamine, an anesthetic for small mammals, on the black market, and have appealed to their counterparts in other countries to help push for a relaxing of restrictions.

November 27th, 2004, 03:18 PM
:rolleyes: in the past this has been a common practice in some areas, studies have shown that any anesthetic and pain killers do increase the chances of better and faster recovery (due to stresses caused). but then again they also have proven that pain killers are effective in babies to increase their healing and recovery times, welllll duh :eek: :rolleyes:

jsut shocking isnt it, but good on those vets for risking themselves to provide good care, its not that the vets dont care, its just the law is tryin to stop them, good on them for trying. just shocking :eek: