Ichon 5 ml, manufactured by Kinetic Inc., is a post-surgical sterile lavage solution. Ichon is extracted from the Bobine trachea with minimum side effects, used in horses, dogs, and cats.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Ichon is used to prevent intra-peritoneal adhesions after surgical procedures. Commonly used in gynecological procedures, this product strengthens post-surgical sight of incision and healing time.
A gynecological procedure refers to the removal of reproductive organs in the female. Gynecological procedures, also called spays in dogs/cats, are performed for a number of reasons. Preventing pregnancy is the number one reason animal handlers decide to remove reproductive organs. Other reasons for this surgical procedure include; reducing chances of mammary cancer (breast cancer), prevention of uterine or ovarian cancer, pyometra (infection of the uterus), and ovarian cysts. A pet which has developed these conditions may display vaginal discharge, pain the abdominal region, develop a fever, become depressed, and have an abnormal heat cycle.
The surgical procedure for a gynecological procedure in a dog or cat is quite quick. The pet will be admitted to the clinic, with an empty stomach and bladder the day of the surgery. It is important pet owners do not allow pets to eat or drink as relaxation of sphincter muscles is common under anesthesia. The veterinary staff will administer the patient a light anesthetic and pre-surgery NSAID. Once the patient is relaxed, the patient will be taken to a sterile room to be given gas anesthetic. At this time the pet will be comfortable and asleep, as the veterinarian may inject a localized anesthetic to prevent feeling to the abdominal region (location where incision will be made). The veterinarian will remove the entire uterus including uterine horns from the female, lavage the incision site, and suture the wound site closed. The surgery itself will last approximately 25-30 minutes yet an hour over al with anesthesia. The patient will then be sent home with a pain medication to recover. The recovery time for a cat or dog is approximately five days without complications.
A gynecological procedure in a horse involves the same basic principle but takes more time. The reasoning behind a longer surgery time is simple; horses are much larger than a cat or dog. A sedated horse can be dangerous to personnel; therefore, before the procedure begins the horse will be located in a padded room to prevent injury. Once the horse is sedated and relaxed the surgery will proceed just as in a feline or canine. Recovery time for a horse will be approximately one-two weeks. Female patients should not be within or close to their heat cycles to have said surgery. Females which are in sexual gestation have a higher blood flow rate to reproductive organs, causing damage to blood vessels during a surgery.