The placing of a tracheotomy tube is a first aid procedure that may save the life of an animal in the event of acute upper airway obstruction.
If there is time, the ventral mid-line of the neck should be clipped and the skin surgically prepared. Local anaesthetic may be administered. In a peracute emergency, time is of the essence and therefore you must be prepared to perform the procedure immediately with no preparation.
The following equipment should always be ready for an emergency:
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