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Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia

By: William M Muir and John AE Hubbell

656 pages, illustrations


Paperback | Jan 2007 | Edition: 4 | #197367 | ISBN-13: 9780323046787
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Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 4th Edition is a convenient, complete, and practical resource for administering safe and effective anesthesia to small and large animals, including exotic pets. Long valued by students and practitioners alike, this handbook features all the practical and applied aspects of veterinary anesthesia, including patient evaluation, preanesthetic medications, local anesthesia and anesthetic techniques, and more. The book describes drugs used perioperatively and their clinical applications in detail and pays special attention to complementary and integrative approaches to pain management.


1. Introduction to Anesthesia
2. Patient Evaluation and Preparation
3. Drugs Used for Preanesthetic Medication
4. Local Anesthetic Drugs and Techniques
5. Local Anesthesia in Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Pigs
6. Local Anesthesia in Horses
7. Local Anesthesia in Dogs and Cats
8. Specific Intravenous Anesthetic Drugs
9. Inhalation Anesthesia
10. Pharmacology of Inhalation Anesthetic Drugs
11. Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs
12. Anesthetic Toxicity, Oxygen Toxicity, and Drug Interactions
13. Anesthetic Machines and Breathing Systems
14. Ventilation and Mechanical Assist Devices
15. Patient Monitoring During Anesthesia
16. Acid-Base Balance and Blood Gases
17. Pain
18. Acupuncture Analgesia
19. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Dogs
20. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Cats
21. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Horses
22. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Ruminants
23. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Pigs
24. Anesthetic for Cesarean Section
25. Anesthetic Procedure in Exotic Animals
26. Fluid Administration during Anesthesia
27. Shock
28. Respiratory Emergencies
29. Cardiac Emergencies
30. Euthanasia

Appendix I. Partial Listing of Commonly Used Drugs, Anesthetic and Monitoring Equipment, and Their Manufactures
Appendix II. Physical Principles of Anesthesia
Appendix III. Drug Schedules
Appendix IV. Guiding Principles for Research Involving Animals and Human Beings

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