What will your donation buy?
From the list of guide prices below you can see that even a modest donation on its own can still buy a vitally important piece of equipment or can be put towards some of the larger and often surprisingly expensive veterinary items.
You might like to consider setting up a monthly standing order. Supporters tell us that a small monthly donation of £3
(just the price of a cup of coffee) is hardly missed
but for OVAID it is actually a vital contribution to our regular income.
£3 or A catheter used in our Tuberculin testing procedure
A box of hypodermic needles or one biopsy punch or
2 Pairs of sterile surgeons gloves or 12 small cotton bandages.
A feeding tube or one Surgeon's nailbrush or 500ml surgical scrub
solution or a box of 50 blood sample tubes
£5 A box of microscope slides or box of latex gloves or 3 Intravenous
giving sets. A pair of surgical forceps or 1 endotracheal tube.
A box of sterile hypodermic syringes or a stainless steel bowl or
one box of powder free latex examination gloves
£10 A pack of 100 scalpel blades or a pack of 100 instrument sterilisation
pouches. A digital thermometer or 2 rolls of orthopaedic casting material
to mend broken limbs
£15-20 A set of surgeon's scrubs/operating gowns or one small bottle of tissue adhesive for minor wounds
£20 A new blade for electric clippers or one bottle of antibiotic injection
or single course of antibiotic tablets for an orangutan
£25 A pack of 12 surgical sutures
£30 A pair of surgical needle holders or one pack of urine or blood test strips
for instant diagnosis or one small bottle of injectable pain relief
£50 One new stethoscope or a portable blood pressure monitor or an
intravenous drip stand.
A refractometer for testing urine
£75 One small bottle of injectable anaesthetic
£100 The cost of annual diagnostic health testing
(Including Tuberculin and blood tests) for one orangutan or
a basic surgical instrument set or one protective X-ray gown or
an X ray viewing cabinet or a pair of electric clippers
£150 A specialised paramedic rescue backpack (bag only) for use in
emergencies and field rescues.
£200 A set of electronic scales to enable us to weigh an orangutan accurately
or a 'mayo' surgical instrument trolley for use beside the operating table
or a respiration monitor for anaesthetics or a single X-ray cassette
£300 An orthopaedic drill or a pulse oximeter machine to help safely monitor
an anaesthetic procedure.
£350 An electric cast cutter for safely cutting off plaster and fibreglass
casts on broken limbs without damage to the animal
£400 A theatre instrument trolley or a controlled drug secure cabinet
£500 A microscope to help vets diagnose disease or
an ophthalmoscope and otoscope diagnostic set or
a basic laboratory centrifuge for blood and urine analysis or
a surgeon's scrub sink
£500 An automatic intravenous infusion pump
£800 An ECG machine for diagnosing heart conditions
£1,000 An operating table or one stainless steel treatment cage
or a complete set of orthopaedic instruments for operating on fractures
£3,000 An autoclave for sterilising surgical instruments
£3,000+ A basic anaesthetic machine
£6,000 A battery powered small portable X-ray machine
£8,000 An endoscope
£8,000 A colour doppler diagnostic ultrasound unit and probe
£25,000 A digital X-ray system
Veterinary medicines are provided by Orangutan Veterinary Aid but prices vary widely and so have not been individually listed.
We keep constantly updated 'wish lists' for the various centres that we work alongside.