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Small Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management, Second Edition

A Color Handbook, 2nd Edition

Edited by Jeff Ko

CRC Press

448 pages | 336 Color Illus. | 8 B/W Illus.

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3* Doody's Review!

This concise quick reference guide has been thoroughly updated in its second edition. It remains clinically focused, based on experience underpinned by published research data.With 18 brand new chapters on topics ranging from perioperative blood works and urine analysis to light therapy in pain management and rehabilitation, the book covers anesthetic equipment, monitoring, premedication, intravenous induction agents, injectable anesthetic combinations, inhalant anesthesia, anesthesia for specific diseases, fluid therapy, anesthetic emergencies and complications, acute and chronic pain management. Nine new chapters address anaesthetic considerations for different surgeries.

Drug dosages and anesthetic protocols are provided in tabular form. New to this edition are chapters covering anesthesia considerations for specific conditions and diseases, including

  • perioperative blood works and urine analysis
  • blood transfusion medicine
  • anesthetic considerations and interpretations
  • rehabilitation and pain management for chronic pain patients
  • pain management of oncologic pain and radiation therapy
  • acupuncture and herbal medication for acute and chronic pain and 
  • low level light therapy in pain management.                                                                                                   

Containing over 300 color illustrations, Small Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management is ideal for all those who need practical information easily to hand: small animal practitioners, veterinary technicians/nurses, and veterinary students.



3* Doody's Review! 82/100

This expanded edition has a dramatic increase of material (16 new chapters) over the 2012 first edition, based on clinical experience and published research data, and includes several new drugs, monitors, and anesthetic/analgesic techniques. The book is geared toward providing complex anesthetic information in a practical way, without requiring the daunting task of reading a theory-laden textbook.The chapters are written in a clear and practical way by the author and 18 contributors. Given the target audience, they have done a great job of supplying a resource that is sure to be well received. This is a much more thorough edition with 16 new chapters and over 100 pages of new material, but the book retains its appeal with pleasing, high-quality visual aids and appropriate depth. It continues to be a good introduction to the topic of small animal anesthesia and pain management. Most notable is the addition of chapters on perioperative lab work, transfusion therapy, and anesthesia for specific procedures, as well as additional discussions of multimodal pain management. The latter is a timely topic as practitioners continue to struggle with the reduced availability of opioids and the new increasing need for opioid-sparing analgesic techniques. I enjoyed reading this book. It is a concise reference on clinically applicable topics that I would recommend to veterinary students, technicians/nurses, and general veterinary practitioners specifically for its complete discussions.

- Danielle E Strahl-Heldreth, BS, MSEd, DVM, MSVMS(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)

Table of Contents

1 Equipment for inhalant anesthesia. 2 Perioperative blood work and urine analysis. 3 Preanesthetic medication: drugs and dosages. 4 Intravenous injection techniques and intravenous anesthetic agents. 5 Inhalant anesthetic agents. 6 Anesthesia monitoring and management. 7 Fluid therapy. 8 Blood components and transfusion therapy. 9 Injectable sedative and anesthesia–analgesia combinations in dogs and cats. 10 Anesthetic considerations for specific diseases.11 Airway management and ventilation. 12 Anesthetic considerations for patients requiring upper airway surgery and patients requiring thoracic surgery. 13 Anesthetic donsiderations for upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. 14 Anesthetic considerations for minimally invasive surgical procedures. 15 Anesthetic considerations for neurologic patients. 16 Anesthetic considerations for ophthalmic surgeries. 17 Anesthesia and sedation for radiography, ultrasound, CT, and MRI patients. 18 Anesthetic considerations for orthopedic surgical patients. 19 Anesthetic considerations for dental and oral-facial surgeries. 20 Analgesia and sedation of emergency/intensive care unit patients. 21 Anesthetic emergencies and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 22 Perioperative cardiac arrhythmias and treatments. 23 Local anesthetic agents and anesthetic techniques. 24 Acute pain management. 25 Photobiomodulation therapy in pain management. 26 Management of neuropathic pain in dogs and cats. 27 Oncologic pain management and radiation therapy. 28 Chronic pain management for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats. 29 Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for pain management in dogs and cats. 30 Rehabilitation and pain management for veterinary patients. 31 Anesthesia in shelter medicine and high-volume/high-quality spay and neuter programs. 32 Euthanasia. Appendix Anesthetic dosage reference ranges. Index.

About the Editor

Dr. Ko has been a professor and clinical anesthesiologist in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University since January of 2006. He is a diplomate of American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and a frequent speaker at regional, national and international meetings.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal