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.
£5 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
£7 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 Surgical suture stapler or one bottle of tissue adhesive for minor
£25 A new blade for electric clippers or one single course of antibiotic
tablets for an orangutan or a refractometer for testing urine
£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
£30+ A pack of 12 surgical sutures
£50 One small bottle of injectable anaesthetic
£75 A new stethoscope or an intravenous drip stand.
£100 The cost of annual diagnostic health testing (Including Tuberculin and
blood tests) for one orangutan
£150 A pair of electric clippers
£175 A specialised paramedic rescue backpack (bag only) for use in
emergencies and field rescues.
£180 A general surgical instrument kit
£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
£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
£900 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
£45,000 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.