Guiding principles for preparing for and undertaking aseptic surgery
This document is designed as a guide to aseptic technique for both new and experienced personal licence holders who undertake surgical procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 (it does not deal with housing, husbandry, anaesthesia and analgesia in detail). Aseptic technique is essential when undertaking surgery on any species and the principles laid out in this document apply (equally) to both recovery surgery and lengthy procedures carried out under terminal anaesthesia.
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