Veterinary Anaesthesia


  • Leslie Hall, MA, BSc, PhD, Dr(Hons Causa), Utrecht, DVA, DEVC, Hon DACVA, FRCVS, School of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge, UK
  • Kathy Clarke, MA, VetMB, DVA, DVetMed, MRCVS, Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • Cynthia Trim, BVSc, MRCVS, DVA, DACVA, DECVA,, Department of Large Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

This essential text covers the latest information on anesthesia and analgesia in large and small animal species. The new edition has been extensively revised and contains greatly expanded sections on anaesthesia of exotic species, anesthesia in obstetrics, accidents, and crisis, and also a new section on anaesthesia of wild animals and birds. Hundreds of illustrations and a glossary of USA and UK drug names enhance the comprehensive text, and make the new edition of Veterinary Anaesthesia an essential purchase for all vets!
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Book information

  • Published: October 2000
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2035-3

Table of Contents

Section I Principles and Procedures

1 General Considerations
2 Patient Monitoring and Clinical Measurement
3 Introduction to General Anaesthesia: Pharmacodynamics & Pharmacokinetics
4 Principles of Sedation, Analgesia and Premedication
5 General Pharmacology of Injectable Agents used in Anaesthesia
6 General Pharmacology of the Inhalation Anaesthetics
7 Relaxation of the Skeletal Muscles
8 Pulmonary Gas Exchange: Artificial Ventilation of the Lungs
9 Apparatus for the Administration of Anaesthetics
10 General Principles of Local Analgesia

Section II Anaesthesia of the Species

11 Anaesthesia of the Horse
12 Anaesthesia of Cattle
13 Anaesthesia of Sheep, Goats and other ruminants
14 Anaesthesia of the Pig
15 Anaesthesia of the Dog
16 Anaesthesia of the Cat
17 Anaesthesia of Birds, Laboratory Animals and Wild Animals

Section III Special Anesthesia

18 Anaesthesia for Obstetrics
19 Anaesthesia for Intrathoracic Surgery
20 Presentation & Management of Anaesthetic Accidents and Crises


I Glossary of abbreviations
II UK and US approved names of some drugs used in anaesthesia