Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia

3rd Edition - April 9, 2009

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Laboratory Animal Anesthesia looks at recent significant developments in anesthetic practices in laboratory experiments involving animals. It also provides information about basic standards for proper use of anesthesia. In addition, it examines the equipment and different anesthetic agents that are used in performing an experiment on animals. The book also discusses the profound effects of anesthesia on the physiological aspect of the animals’ body systems, such as hypothermia and respiratory depression. The book addresses the proper management and care that should be provided for the animals that undergo anesthesia. Furthermore, it covers different anesthetic procedures that should be used on various kinds of small animals intended for laboratory experiments. The main goal of this book is to provide information about the different anesthetic agents used in experiments, and the proper standards to follow when using anesthetics on lab animals.


Researchers, post docs and graduate students who utilize animals in biomedical research.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Preface to the First Edition


    List of Tables

    List of Figures



    1 Preparing for Anaesthesia

    Anaesthetic equipment and anaesthetic drugs

    Other equipment


    The animal

    2 Anaesthesia

    General anaesthesia

    3 Anaesthetic Management

    Pre-operative preparations

    Monitoring anaesthesia

    Anaesthetic problems and emergencies

    4 Special Techniques

    Use of neuromuscular blocking agents

    Controlled ventilation

    Long-term anaesthesia

    Anaesthesia of pregnant animals

    Anaesthesia of neonates

    Anaesthesia for imaging

    5 Analgesia and Post-operative Care

    The recovery room environment

    Problems during the recovery period

    Management of post-operative pain

    Pain assessment

    Pain relief


    6 Anaesthesia of Common Laboratory Species: Special Considerations

    Small rodents






    Sheep and goats


    Other species


    Appendix 1 Recommended Techniques and Physiological Data

    Appendix 2 Estimation of Required Quantities of Volatile Anaesthetics and Anaesthetic Gases

    Appendix 3 Examples of Dilutions of Anaesthetic Mixtures for Small Rodents

    Appendix 4 Manufacturers of Equipment and Other Items Illustrated or Cited in the Text


Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: April 9, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080918990

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