Equine Anesthesia - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781416023265, 9781437708219

Equine Anesthesia

2nd Edition

Monitoring and Emergency Therapy

Print ISBN: 9781416023265
eBook ISBN: 9781437708219
Imprint: Saunders


All veterinary team members involved in the everyday care of horses that require anesthesia or special emergency care will benefit from this reliable and inclusive resource. This text provides all of the information needed to prepare, conduct, and monitor the administration of drugs in order to produce safe and effective anesthesia, treat pain, respond to adverse effects, and perform and monitor emergency and critical care treatment. It is the most comprehensive and detailed book available on these subjects, addressing the needs and concerns of practitioners in both hospital and field settings.

Key Features

  • Discusses all aspects of equine anesthesia, including history, physiology, pharmacology, drug dosages, patient preparation, induction-maintenance-recovery of anesthesia management of potential complications, and more.
  • Provides a detailed review of the respiratory and cardiovascular physiology of the horse.
  • Provides thorough coverage of preoperative pain management in horses.
  • Covers emergency medical care and managing anesthetic complications in both hospital and field situations.
  • Includes information on the latest anesthetic drugs, including safe and effective protocols for different procedures, and the most up-to-date monitoring techniques.
  • Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective equine specialty, renowned for clinical as well as academic and research expertise.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: History of Equine Anesthesia

William W. Muir III

John A.E. Hubbell

Chapter 2: The Respiratory System

N. Edward Robinson

Chapter 3: The Cardiovascular System

Colin C. Schwarzwald

John D. Bonagura

William W. Muir III

Chapter 4: Stress Associated with Anesthesia and Surgery

Ann E. Wagner

Chapter 5: Physical Restraint

James T. Robertson

William W. Muir III

Chapter 6: Preoperative Evaluation: General Considerations

James T. Robertson

Claire Scicluna

Chapter 7: Venous and Arterial Catheterization and Fluid Therapy

Joanne Hardy

Chapter 8: Monitoring Anesthesia

John A.E. Hubbell

William W. Muir III

Chapter 9: Principles of Drug Disposition and Drug Interaction in Horses

Richard A. Sams

William W. Muir III

Chapter 10: Anxiolytics, Nonopioid Sedative-Analgesics, and Opioid Analgesics

William W. Muir III

Chapter 11: Local Anesthetic Drugs and Techniques

William W. Muir III

Roman T. Skarda

Chapter 12: Intravenous Anesthetic Drugs and Anesthetic Techniques

William W. Muir III

Chapter 13: Intravenous Anesthetic and Analgesic Adjuncts to Inhalation Anesthesia

Kazuto Yamashita

William W. Muir III

Chapter 14: Tracheal and Nasal Intubation

Richard M. Bednarski

Chapter 15: Inhalation Anesthetics and Gases

Eugene P. Steffey

Chapter 16: Anesthetic Equipment

Richard M. Bednarski

Chapter 17: Oxygen Supplementation and Ventilatory Support



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