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Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia

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!

Paperback, 616 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08069-9


  • "If you like lists and lots of them, you will find this new edition of the Handbook of Veterinary Anaesthesia a useful text. It is a comprehensive reference guide to virtually everything 'anaesthsia', with short chapters that allow the reader to locate the required information...It is suitable for those at undergraduate level and general practitioners, as well as those with more of an interest in anaesthesia."

    Veterinary Record, May 2013


  • 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


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