1st Edition

The Practice of Veterinary Anesthesia Small Animals, Birds, Fish and Reptiles

By Donald Sawyer Copyright 2008
    384 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    This title provides practitioners with a practical guide to anesthesia that is easy to use in the office setting. It is organized with the busy practitioner in mind, and in the sequence that anesthesia is performed. The presentation includes step –by- step protocols for restraint, anesthesia and patient monitoring along with over 50 well designed tables covering drugs, complications and specific diseases conditions. This helpful tool can assist practitioners in problem solving the factors that place some patients at higher risk for anesthesia. Veterinarians will enjoy the convenient, very accessible drug protocol tables which refer to drugs by their generic /brand name along with information about availability in North America, Europe, and the UK. This practical, concise guide to small animal and small exotic anesthesia for the non-specialist is an indispensible resource for the busy practitioner.

    Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.

    Chapter 1 The Preanesthetic Period
    General Considerations
    Physical Status
    Classification of Risk Status
    Patient Evaluation
    Risk Assessment of the Injured Patient
    Pain Management: It starts before anesthesia!
    Preanesthetic Medication
    Alpha2 Adrenergic Receptor Agonists
    Receptor Antagonists
    Neuroleptanalgesia and Neuroleptanesthesia
    Pentobarbital as Premedication
    Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
    Pain Management from a Surgeon’s Perspective
    Chapter 2 The Induction Period
    Placement Technique
    Methods of Induction
    Laryngoscopy and Endotracheal Intubation
    Chapter 3 The Anesthetic Period
    Anesthetic Machines
    Breathing Systems
    Assessment of Anesthetic Systems
    Protocol for Machine Check Pre-Anesthesia
    Cleaning and Maintenance
    Flow Rates for Circle Anesthetic Systems
    Scavenging Systems for Waste Anesthetic Gases
    Occupational Exposure to Waste Anesthetic Gases
    Hazards of Anesthetic Machines
    General Principles of Inhalation Anesthesia
    Minimum Alveolar Concentration (MAC)
    Metabolism of Inhalation Anesthetics
    Characteristics of Inhalation Anesthetics
    Mechanical Ventilators for Small Animal Patients
    Reactivity, Stability and Flammability
    Chapter 4 The Anesthetic Period: Maintenance
    The Anesthetic Record
    Procedures Following Induction and Intubation
    Perioperative Monitoring of the Anesthetized Patient
    Fluid Therapy
    Blood Gases and Acid-Base Relationships
    Chapter 5 The Anesthetic Period: Predictable Problems
    Standard Surgical Anesthetic Procedures
    Shock Patient and High Risk Anesthesia
    Balanced Anesthesia
    Muscle Relaxation
    Modifications for Breeds
    Modifications for Specific Procedures
    Modifications for Specific Conditions
    Chapter 6 The Anesthetic Period: Other Small Animals
    Guinea Pig, Hamster, Rat, Mouse, Gerbil
    Non-Domestic Carnivores
    Anesthesia of Freshwater and Saltwater Fishes
    Anesthesia and Analgesia of Reptiles
    Chapter 7 The "Nobody Wins" Period: Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation
    Cardiac Emergency
    Crash Cart or Box
    Chapter 8 The Recovery Period
    Pain Management
    Anesthesia Recovery
    Recovery Procedures


    Donald Sawyer