Equine Anesthesia and Pain Management: A Color Handbook is a concise and quick reference guide, clinically oriented, based on experience underpinned by published research data. The book covers anesthetic equipment, pre-anesthesia evaluation, premedication and physical restraint, induction, total intravenous anesthesia, inhalant anesthesia and partial intravenous anesthesia, monitoring, fluid therapy, recovery, complications, specific diseases or procedures, pain management, alternative analgesic techniques, anesthesia and sedation for the donkey/mule and miniature horse, CPR and euthansia. The book contains a wealth of superb illustrations.
Table of Contents
1. Anesthesia equipment: a) oxygen source; b) anesthesia machines; c) anesthesia vaporizers; d) ventilators; e) leak testing the anesthesia machine; f) handling of waste anesthetic gases; g) endotracheal tubes. 2. Pre-anesthetic evaluation: a) cardiovascular system including ECG and common arrhythmias; b) respiratory system; c) physical exam- the foal versus the adult; d) breed differences; e) ASA status. 3. Premedications and physical restrain: a) physical restraint; b) drug classes- why chosen and what are their effects. 4. Induction: a) induction drug classes- why chosen and what are their effects; b) induction with inhalant. 5. Total intravenous anesthesia. 6. Inhalant anesthesia and partial intravenous anesthesia. 7. Monitoring: a) in the OR; b) in the field. 8. Fluid therapy: a) IV catheter placement; b) types and rates of fluid therapy. 9. Recovery. 10. Complications: a) before anesthesia; b) during anesthesia- hypoxemia, hypoventilation, hypotension; c) after anesthesia and into recovery- obstructive airway, myositis, nerve paralysis. 11. Specific diseases or procedures: a) colic; b) hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP); c) malignant hyperthermia (MH); d) laser for airway surgery; e) endocrine; f) heart disease; g) ophthalmology. 12. Pain management: a) acute pain vs chronic pain; b) classic management; c) local anesthetics and techniques - legs, dental, epidural, intra-articular; d) alternative analgesic techniques - acupuncture, chiropractic, rehab. 13. Anesthesia and sedation for the donkey/mule and miniature horse. 14. CPCR: a) risk of anesthesia in equine. 15.Euthanasia. Index.
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