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Veterinary Anaesthesia: Principles to Practice

Alexandra Dugdale

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Author(s): Alexandra Dugdale

About The Book

This comprehensive textbook covers the key principles of veterinary anaesthesia and encompasses a wide range of species. Information is summarised in a simple, reader-friendly format, while still providing the detail you need for an advanced level of study. The easy-reference structure is designed to help you identify and access topics of interest quickly. Over 180 photographs and line drawings illustrate the scientific principles, equipment and the techniques you need to know. A self-test section at the end of every chapter helps you to learn and revise each topic.

As well as the technical and species-based chapters, you will find useful chapters that you can refer to as part of your daily practice:

  • Quick Reference Guide to Analgesic Infusions
  • Trouble-shooting for common problems encountered in anaesthetised patients
  • Anaesthetic Machine Checks
  • Canine, Feline and Equine Emergency Drug Dose Charts

Designed specifically for veterinary students and those preparing to take advanced qualifications in veterinary anaesthesia. It is also a useful reference for veterinarians in practice and advanced veterinary nurses and technicians.

Additional Information

Author Alexandra Dugdale
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 400 Pages
ISBN 9781405192477
Publication date May 2010
Book Type Softcover


Preface and Acknowledgements

About the authors

Chapter 1 Concepts of general anaesthesia

Chapter 2 Pre-operative assessment

Chapter 3 Pain

Chapter 4 Small animal sedation and premedication

Chapter 5 Injectable anaesthetic agents

Chapter 6 Quick reference guide to analgesic infusions

Chapter 7 Intravascular catheters: some considerations and complications

Chapter 8 Inhalation anaesthetic agents

Chapter 9 Anaesthetic breathing systems

Chapter 10 Anaesthetic machines, vaporisers and gas cylinders

Chapter 11 Anaesthetic machine checks

Chapter 12 Local anaesthetics

Chapter 13 Local anaesthetic techniques for the head: Small animals

Chapter 14 Local anaesthetic techniques for the limbs: Small animals

Chapter 15 Miscellaneous local anaesthetic techniques: Small animals

Chapter 16 Local anaesthetic techniques: Horses

Chapter 17 Muscle relaxants

Chapter 18 Monitoring animals under general anaesthesia

Chapter 19 Troubleshooting some of the problems encountered in anaesthetised patients

Chapter 20 Hypothermia: Consequences and prevention

Chapter 21 Blood gas analysis

Chapter 22 Lactate

Chapter 23 Fluid therapy

Chapter 24 Electrolytes

Chapter 25 Drugs affecting the cardiovascular system

Chapter 26 Shock

Chapter 27 Gastric dilation/volvulus (GDV)

Chapter 28 Equine sedation and premedication

Chapter 29 Equine heart murmurs

Chapter 30 Equine anaesthesia

Chapter 31ÿEquine intravenous anaesthesia in the fi eld and standing chemical restraint

Chapter 32 Donkeys

Chapter 33 Ruminants: Local and general anaesthesia

Chapter 34 Lamoids (formerly South American camelids) (llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicunas)

Chapter 35 Pigs: Sedation and anaesthesia

Chapter 36 Rabbit anaesthesia

Chapter 37 Neonates/paediatrics

Chapter 38 Geriatrics

Chapter 39 Pregnancy and Caesarean sections

Chapter 40 Considerations for ocular surgery

Chapter 41 Orthopaedic concerns

Chapter 42 Renal considerations

Chapter 43 Hepatic considerations

Chapter 44 Some endocrine considerations

Chapter 45 Background to neuroanaesthesia for the brain

Chapter 46 Some cardiac considerations

Chapter 47 Some respiratory considerations

Chapter 48 Respiratory emergencies

Chapter 49 Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR)

Appendix 1 Canine emergency drug dose chart

Appendix 2 Feline emergency drug dose chart

Appendix 3 Equine emergency drug dose chart

Answers to self-test questions


Tear out and keep: Accidents and emergencies procedure list

Chapter titles in bold italics represent ?Information only? chapters.

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