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Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia

Handbook / Manual
Written by a veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years' experience in the field, and who is actively engaged in research in this area
Focuses on procedures involving rats and mice used in research
Provides those with limited experience of anesthesia with the information they need to carry our procedures effectively, safely, and humanely, as well as those with more experience to continue a career with laboratory animal model research
Includes rapid, easily accessed information using tabulated summaries

By: Paul A Flecknell (Editor)

350 pages, illustrations

Academic Press

Hardback | Oct 2015 | Edition: 4 | #231848 | ISBN-13: 9780128000366
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About this book

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia, Fourth Edition provides a basic guide to anaesthesia for a very diverse audience needing content, with straight-forward, structured style of writing. Updated with effects of anaesthetics in different laboratory species, including sources of dose rates will be incorporated into tabular material. New information on pain assessment and pain management will be covered, and an increased emphasis on rats and mice for anaesthesia and perioperative care. With newly revised, full colour illustrations to facilitate best learning, Laboratory Animal Anesthesia, Fourth Edition provides procedures, key points and invaluable advice from a well-known and respected veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field.

"The preeminent book on laboratory animal anesthesia and analgesia [...] It is easy to locate information in this one-stop resource on laboratory animal anesthesia [...] a well organized book that ensures readers are aware of the most important clinical aspects of a topic. Score: 99 – 5 Stars"


    Preface to the Third Edition
    Preface to the Second Edition
    Preface to the First Edition
    List of Tables
    List of Figures
    Chapter 1. Basic Principles of Anaesthesia
        Introduction: What is Anaesthesia and How Do We Produce it?
        Anaesthetic Equipment – Preparation and Use
        Intranasal Intubation
        Administration of Anaesthetics by Injection
        Preparations for Anaesthesia – People and Animals
        Anaesthetic Agents
        Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents
        Injectable Anaesthetic Agents
        Selection of Anaesthetic Agents – Scientific and Welfare Considerations
    Chapter 2. Managing and Monitoring Anaesthesia
        Pre-operative Preparations
        Monitoring Anaesthesia
        Anaesthetic Problems and Emergencies
    Chapter 3. Special Techniques
        Use of NMB Agents
        Controlled Ventilation
        Long-Term Anaesthesia
        Anaesthesia of Pregnant Animals
        Anaesthesia of Neonates
        Anaesthesia for Imaging
    Chapter 4. Analgesia and Post-Operative Care
        The Recovery Room Environment
        Problems During the Recovery Period
        Management of Post-Operative Pain
        Pain Assessment
        Pain Relief
    Chapter 5. Anaesthesia of Common Laboratory Species: Special Considerations
        Small Rodents
        Post-Operative Care
        Sheep and Goats
        Other Species
    Appendix 1. Recommended Techniques and Physiological Data. When No Injectable Anaesthetic Is Recommended, Inhalational Agents Should Be Used
    Appendix 2. Estimation of Required Quantities of Volatile Anaesthetics and Anaesthetic Gases
    Appendix 3. Examples of Dilutions of Anaesthetic Mixtures for Small Rodents
    Appendix 4. Manufacturers of Equipment and Other Items Illustrated or Cited in the Text

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Paul Flecknell is a veterinarian with over 35 years of experience working with laboratory animals. He is a Diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Laboratory Animal Medicine and an honorary Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He has PhD in physiology, and is currently Professor of Laboratory Animal Science in the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. His main research interests are anaesthesia and analgesia of all species of animals and in particular the development of methods of pain assessment. He is the head of the Pain and Animal Welfare Science (PAWS) group at Newcastle. The group's current research work is focussed on novel methods of "cage-side assessment of pain, particularly using "pain faces and developing methods of measurement of affective state in rodents.

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