Covering essential principles of anesthesia administration and pain management in small and large animals, Anesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition is completely updated with the latest drugs and techniques, plus a brand new chapter on exotic and avian anesthesia. This entry-level practical resource prepares you to properly administer anesthesia with the most up-to-date information on pre-anesthetic preparation of the patient, induction procedures, monitoring animals’ vital signs during the anesthetic period, and postoperative care. Dive into interesting discussions of actions and side effects of anesthetic agents; the physiology of respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure; emergency response; anesthetic equipment; and specialized techniques - and take a more integrated approach to learning techniques for anesthesia administration with the text’s expertly illustrated step-by-step procedures.
New to this edition
NEW! Updated drug information, equipment, and techniques keep you up-to-date on the latest advances in the field.
NEW! Exotic Animal Anesthesia chapter readies you for the increased number of avian and exotic pets that are treated at vet practices.
NEW! Content on camelid anesthesia prepares you to properly treat llamas and alpacas.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to Anesthesia
2. Patient Preparation
3. Anesthetic Agents and Adjuncts
4. Anesthetic Equipment
5. Workplace Safety
6. Anesthetic Monitoring
7. Special Techniques
9. Canine and Feline Anesthesia
10. Equine Anesthesia
11. Anesthesia of Ruminants, Camelids, and Swine
12. Rodent and Rabbit Anesthesia
13. NEW! Exotic Animal Anesthesia
14. Anesthetic Problems and Emergencies
Appendix A: Barbiturates
Appendix B: Halothane
Appendix C: Nitrous Oxide
Appendix D: Use of Nonprecision Vaporizers
Appendix E: Procedure for Operation of a Closed Rebreathing System
Appendix F: American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Monitoring Guidelines Update, 2009
Appendix G: Equipment and Drugs for Use in an Emergency Crash Kit
Appendix H: Standard Volumes, Weights, Measures, and Equivalents
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