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Lumb & Jones Veterinary Anesthesia: Third Edition

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Thurman, Tranquilli and Benson

928 pages, 568 illus

Williams & Wilkins

Paperback | Dec 1996 | Edition: 3 | #113182 | ISBN: 0683082388
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About this book

All the anesthesia techniques currently used in veterinary medicine are covered in one concise clinical volume. There's new material on topics such as laboratory and exotic animals, local anesthesia, and regional anesthesia. Each of the 26 chapters is organized so that species specific and organ specific information can be easily accessed and understood. The contributors list is a virtual "who's who" of veterinary anesthesia. This will be a valuable text for students in veterinary anesthesia and surgery, as well as a great reference for practitioners.


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.

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