Overview of veterinary anaesthesia: history and outline of animal anaesthesia; considerations for general anaesthesia; drug interactions; perioperative pain and distress. Physiology: cardiovascular system; respiratory system; nervous system; effects of anaesthetics on central nervous system function. Pharmacology: preanaesthetics and anaesthetics adjuncts; dissociative anaesthetics; inhalation anaesthetics; local anaesthetics; muscle relaxants and neuromuscular block. Anaesthetic equipment and monitoring: anaesthetic machines and breathing systems; monitoring the anaesthetized patient. Selected anaesthetic techniques: local and regional analgesic techniques, A - dogs, B - horses, C - ruminants and swine; airway management and ventilation. Acid-base physiology and fluid therapy: acid-base balance - traditional and modified approaches; fluid and electrolyte therapy. Anaesthesia and immobilization of specific species: A - dogs and cats, B - horse, C - ruminants, D - Swine, E - birds, F - reptiles and amphibians; anaesthesia of wild, exotic and laboratory animals; chemical mobilization of free-ranging terrestrial mammals. Anaesthesia management: anaesthesia for selected conditions and diseases, A - cardiovascular dysfunction, B - pulmonary dysfunction, C- necrologic disease, F - gastrointestinal disease, G - endocrine disease, H - airway disease; anaesthesia for special patients, A - ocular patients, B - cesarean section patients, C - trauma patients, D - neonatal and geriatric patients; anaesthetic emergencies and accidents. Euthanasia.