We are delighted to be able to offer a species specific endotracheal tube for rabbits – the V-gel tube.
Endotracheal tubes allow for the maintenance of an airway for pets to breathe and be administered anesthetic gases under anesthesia.
The V-gel rabbit tubes are specifically shaped for a rabbit’s airway and have a super soft gel cuff – this allows the tube to be fitted quickly and easily, avoiding trauma whilst also providing a superb seal to prevent breathing around the tube.
We believe this represents a great advance in anesthesia technology for rabbits as it can be difficult and time consuming to place a conventional endotracheal tube (and surgery without a reliable airway is far from ideal). The end benefit of a quicker less traumatic intubation is increased safety and a smoother recovery for the patient.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about these tubes or rabbit surgery in general!