Veterinary Anaesthesia

11th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780702027932
eBook ISBN: 9780702057373
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 16th August 2013
Page Count: 712


An acknowledged classic in its field, Veterinary Anaesthesia 11th edition has undergone a thorough revision to bring you the latest information in a more accessible format than ever before. The book meets the needs of several groups. For students, it provides basic concepts and ‘how to’ advice on anaesthetizing animals. For veterinarians in practice or those working with laboratory animals it’s an excellent reference that draws on both the considerable experience of the authors and on published scientific data. Those wishing to specialize in veterinary anaesthesia will find it a stimulating introduction to the subject. This revision has been expanded to incorporate evidence-based information, additional chapters on advances in analgesia, anaesthesia of small mammals, fish and wildlife, and updated information on cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR).

The wide range of species covered and the clear descriptions of basic principles, techniques and equipment, coupled with an extensive literature review, make Veterinary Anaesthesia 11th edition your essential companion whether in classroom or in clinic.

'The before, during, after, how and why of every anaesthesia is clearly explained in this thorough "anaesthesia" bible ... No doubt this will be a reference throughout your professional career, whatever path you follow'. Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux , Tomorrow's Vets Date: December 2014

"The layout is attractive and easy to use, and the book covers both general principles and practical advice. It should be on the shelves of every veterinary practice and in every student’s library." Reviewed by: Polly Taylor. Date: July 2014

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



In memoriam L. W. Hall


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


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


19. Anaesthesia for obstetrics

20. Anaesthesia for intrathoracic procedures

21. Complications

22. Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR)

Jennifer G. Adams




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'The before, during, after, how and why of every anaesthesia is clearly explained in this thorough “anaesthesia” bible. The different anaesthetic methods are described in detail and, in the second part of the book, species specificities are also taken into account. No doubt this will be a reference throughout your professional career, whatever path you follow'.

Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux    Date: December 2014