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RE: Aspirating eggs vs. C-section.....Which?

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Posted by: johnnic at Mon Aug 15 21:46:45 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by johnnic ]  
   

C-section is more controlled but much more invasive than needle aspiration. After a c-section, I'd be very hesitant to breed the female again as scar tissue left from the operation may cause the snake to egg bind again. That's my opinion. Needle aspiration is less invasive and if it can be done under ultrasound guidance at a vet's office, it makes it less risky as you can guide the needle with the ultrasound to know exactly where it's going. I recently aspirated a large egg out of my mountain racer female. She passed that egg and two smaller ones behind it. I did not intend on breeding her again but I guess she retained sperm and gave me a clutch of four good eggs three months later. Also as you stated, aspirating the egg sooner than later is preferred. That's my opinion but I'm sure there are peeps on this forum who differ.


   

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