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Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 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, PhD, Regional Director, American Academy of Pain Management, Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Consulting Services, Columbus, OH and John A. E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, DACVA
      DVM, MS,, Professor of Anesthesia, Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
      Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

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