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Veterinary Anaesthesia

An acknowledged classic in its field, Veterinary Anaesthesia 11th edition has undergone a thorough revision to bring you the latest information in a more accessible format than ever before. The book meets the needs of several groups. For students, it provides basic concepts and ‘how to’ advice on anaesthetizing animals. For veterinarians in practice or those working with laboratory animals it’s an excellent reference that draws on both the considerable experience of the authors and on published scientific data. Those wishing to specialize in veterinary anaesthesia will find it a stimulating introduction to the subject. This revision has been expanded to incorporate evidence-based information, additional chapters on advances in analgesia, anaesthesia of small mammals, fish and wildlife, and updated information on cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR).

The wide range of species covered and the clear descriptions of basic principles, techniques and equipment, coupled with an extensive literature review, make Veterinary Anaesthesia 11th edition your essential companion whether in classroom or in clinic.

'The before, during, after, how and why of every anaesthesia is clearly explained in this thorough "anaesthesia" bible ... No doubt this will be a reference throughout your professional career, whatever path you follow'.

Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux  Date: December 2014


Veterinary practitioners, both small and large animal, as all species are covered in this book.

Veterinary students (this title fills the course requirement for anaesthesia in UK, European and many USA vet schools)

Hardbound, 712 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2793-2


  • Contributors


    In memoriam L. W. Hall


    1. An introduction to anaesthesia

    And general considerations

    2. Patient monitoring and clinical measurement

    3. An introduction to pharmacokinetics

    4. Principles of sedation, anticholinergic agents, and principles of premedication

    5. Analgesia

    Kate Borer-Weir

    6. Injectable anaesthetic agents

    7. General pharmacology of the inhalation anaesthetics

    8. Relaxation of the skeletal muscles

    9. Pulmonary gas exchange: artificial ventilation of the lungs

    10. Apparatus for administration of anaesthetics


    11. Anaesthesia of the horse

    12. Anaesthesia of cattle

    13. Anaesthesia of sheep, goats and other herbivores

    14. Anaesthesia of the pig

    15. Anaesthesia of the dog

    16. Anaesthesia of the cat

    17.  Anaesthesia of small mammals, exotic pets, aquatic and small wildlife

    Stephen J. Divers

    18. Chemical immobilization of wild animals

    Sonia M. Hernandez


    19. Anaesthesia for obstetrics

    20. Anaesthesia for intrathoracic procedures

    21. Complications

    22. Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR)

    Jennifer G. Adams




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