Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702028885, 9780702037306

Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets

1st Edition

Authors: Lesa Longley
eBook ISBN: 9780702037306
Paperback ISBN: 9780702028885
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 10th April 2008
Page Count: 320

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Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets provides a unique and quick reference guide for all those working in veterinary practice. The book covers the common species seen and includes: the basic approach to the case, equipment required, drug doses, and anaesthetic induction and maintenance as well as anaesthetic monitoring techniques. Peri-anaesthetic nursing care, such as husbandry, fluid and nutritional support, is discussed for each species. Written by experienced practitioners, the book provides a common sense and practical approach to anaesthesia to enable a variety of techniques to be performed confidently.

Key Features

  • Covers practical information on anaesthesia for a successful outcome: how to assess and prepare the patient, lists of equipment required, how to perform the anaesthetic, husbandry, fluids and nutritional support

  • Discusses commonly seen pathological conditions and their effect on the choice of anaesthetic and patient prognosis

  • Provides an overview of the relevant anatomy and physiology in each species as this improves understanding of effects of anaesthesia and techniques used

  • Describes both basic nursing and more advanced anaesthesia techniques, catering for all abilities and knowledge

  • Contains tables of drug doses by species giving a quick reference for the busy practitioner


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About the Author

Lesa Longley

Affiliations and Expertise

Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK