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cover image - Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323080699
Page Count: 616
Imprint: Mosby
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Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 5th Edition

by William W. Muir, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVA, DACVECC and John A. E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, DACVA


cover image - Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia,5th Edition
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Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 5th Edition is a well-accepted guide to performing anesthesia and anesthetic techniques safely and effectively. This convenient pocket guide provides clear, concise guidelines on anesthetic procedures for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets. Topics include patient evaluation and preparation, local anesthetic drugs, anesthetic equipment, patient monitoring, pain management, breathing systems and ventilation, shock therapy, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, and euthanasia. Written by leading anesthesiology experts William W. Muir III and John A. E. Hubbell, this practical handbook is the perfect size to take anywhere!

    • User-friendly format provides instant access to vital information on anesthetic procedures and techniques for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets.
    • Thoroughly UPDATED topics include patient evaluation, patient preparation methods, safe and effective operation of anesthetic equipment, and chemical restraint procedures.
    • Respected authors are recognized as experts in the field of veterinary anesthesia.
    • Over 100 tables, boxes, and graphs summarize anesthetic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, advantages, and disadvantages of each drug.
    • Also available on Pageburst a fully searchable digital text platform that makes it easy to quickly find key topics and drug information. Sold separately.
    • UPDATED anesthetic drug information and NEW pain management techniques provide the latest on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages.
    • EXPANDED step-by-step overviews of anesthetic and analgesic techniques make it easier to review and perform procedures.
    • UPDATED coverage of euthanasia, including the most current AVMA guidelines, provides today’s accepted protocols for the provision of euthanasia.
    • UPDATED complementary and alternative strategies provide non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management.
    • UPDATED research findings and clinical applications address special anesthetic considerations necessary in cats.
  • 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 Ruminants 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 Agents

    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. Anesthesia for Caesarean Section

    25. Anesthetic Procedures 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 Manufacturers

    Appendix II: Physical Principles of Anesthesia

    Appendix III: Drug Schedules

    Appendix IV: Guiding Principles for Research Involving Animals and Human Beings

  • William W. Muir, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVA, DACVECC, Regional Director, American Academy of Pain Management, Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Consulting Services, Columbus, Ohio and John A. E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, DACVA, Professor of Anesthesia, Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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