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Veterinary Anaesthesia


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Preface and Acknowledgements vii About the authors viii Chapter 1 Concepts of general anaesthesia 1 Chapter 2 Pre-operative assessment 4 Chapter 3 Pain 8 Chapter 4 Small animal sedation and premedication 30 Chapter 5 Injectable anaesthetic agents 45 Chapter 6 Quick reference guide to analgesic infusions 55 Chapter 7 Intravascular catheters: some considerations and complications 57 Chapter 8 Inhalation anaesthetic agents 64 Chapter 9 Anaesthetic breathing systems 76 Chapter 10 Anaesthetic machines, vaporisers and gas cylinders 93 Chapter 11 Anaesthetic machine checks 107 Chapter 12 Local anaesthetics 109 Chapter 13 Local anaesthetic techniques for the head: Small animals 118 Chapter 14 Local anaesthetic techniques for the limbs: Small animals 123 Chapter 15 Miscellaneous local anaesthetic techniques: Small animals 132 Chapter 16 Local anaesthetic techniques: Horses 135 Chapter 17 Muscle relaxants 141 Chapter 18 Monitoring animals under general anaesthesia 156 Chapter 19 Troubleshooting some of the problems encountered in anaesthetised patients 175 Chapter 20 Hypothermia: Consequences and prevention 179 Chapter 21 Blood gas analysis 182 Chapter 22 Lactate 192 Chapter 23 Fluid therapy 198 Chapter 24 Electrolytes 216 Chapter 25 Drugs affecting the cardiovascular system 225 Chapter 26 Shock 232 Chapter 27 Gastric dilation/volvulus (GDV) 244 Chapter 28 Equine sedation and premedication 247 Chapter 29 Equine heart murmurs 259 Chapter 30 Equine anaesthesia 260 Chapter 31 Equine intravenous anaesthesia in the fi eld and standing chemical restraint 274 Chapter 32 Donkeys 277 Chapter 33 Ruminants: Local and general anaesthesia 279 Chapter 34 Lamoids (formerly South American camelids) (llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicunas) 299 Chapter 35 Pigs: Sedation and anaesthesia 302 Chapter 36 Rabbit anaesthesia 309 Chapter 37 Neonates/paediatrics 312 Chapter 38 Geriatrics 315 Chapter 39 Pregnancy and Caesarean sections 318 Chapter 40 Considerations for ocular surgery 322 Chapter 41 Orthopaedic concerns 325 Chapter 42 Renal considerations 327 Chapter 43 Hepatic considerations 330 Chapter 44 Some endocrine considerations 333 Chapter 45 Background to neuroanaesthesia for the brain 337 Chapter 46 Some cardiac considerations 341 Chapter 47 Some respiratory considerations 344 Chapter 48 Respiratory emergencies 347 Chapter 49 Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR) 359 Appendix 1 Canine emergency drug dose chart 366 Appendix 2 Feline emergency drug dose chart 368 Appendix 3 Equine emergency drug dose chart 370 Answers to self-test questions 371 Index 376 Tear out and keep: Accidents and emergencies procedure list Chapter titles in bold italics represent 'Information only' chapters.

About the Author

Alex Dugdale was until recently Head of Division of Veterinary Anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool, UK, and is currently studying for a PhD. She holds the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and the ECVAA Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia, as well as the PGCert (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education). She has over 10 years? experience of teaching veterinary anaesthesia.


"This is a very useful book that deserves its place on the shelves of all veterinary practices, and should be used by anyone with an interest in veterinary anaesthesia". (Veterinary Record, 19 February 2011) "This is a very good, detailed guide to veterinary anesthesia with easy access to useful information for students, practitioners, or veterinarians taking advanced qualification. It has the most up-to-date and clinically pertinent information, presented in an understandable and easy-to-use format". (Doody's, January 2011) "Covers the essential topics from the basics to the practice of veterinary anesthesia. The learning objectives at the beginning and questions and further reading at the end of each chapter provide focus. Interspersed with chapters on more traditional subjects are informational chapters that cover some practical aspects of clinical anesthesia, such as guidelines for analgesic infusions, recognition and management of perianesthetic problems, and the cardiovascular medications small animal patients may be receiving when admitted for anesthesia... a valuable tool for veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and practitioners preparing for board-certification examinations in anesthesia." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010)

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