Key Features

  • all large and small animal species covered in one book: includes new advances in anaesthesia in horses, birds, lab animals and wild animals
  • glossary of USA and UK drug names: up-dated coverage of all new anaesthetic agents in Europe and the USA
  • first section covers principles of drug action, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

  • the only book to discuss anaesthesia of individual species in detail: lot of info on anaesthesia of goats, sheep and other herbivores such as camels and llamas

  • also covers analgesia in all species
  • chapter on special cases such as anaesthesia in obstetrics
  • chapter on anaesthetic accidents and crises !

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

In memoriam L. W. Hall

SECTION 1 PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

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

SECTION 2 ANAESTHESIA OF THE SPECIES

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

SPECIAL ANAESTHESIA

19. Anaesthesia for obstetrics

20. Anaesthesia for intrathoracic procedures

21. Complications

22. Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR)

Jennifer G. Adams

Appendix

Index

Details

No. of pages:
712
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
eBook ISBN:
9780702054235
eBook ISBN:
9780702057373
Print ISBN:
9780702027932

About the authors

Kathy Clarke

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, UK

Cynthia Trim

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Large Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA