Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia

Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia Edition 5

Editors: By William W. Muir, III, DVM, PhD and John A. E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, DACVA DVM, MS,
ISBN: 9780323080699
Publication Date : Dec 31, 2012
Page Count: 606
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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
  • Book Reviews
Description
Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 4th Edition is a convenient, complete, and practical resource for administering safe and effective anesthesia to small and large animals, including exotic pets. Long valued by students and practitioners alike, this handbook features all the practical and applied aspects of veterinary anesthesia, including patient evaluation, preanesthetic medications, local anesthesia and anesthetic techniques, and more. The book describes drugs used perioperatively and their clinical applications in detail and pays special attention to complementary and integrative approaches to pain management.

Key Features

  • User-friendly format provides instant access to vital information on anesthetic procedures and techniques for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets.
  • Thoroughly UPDATED topics include patient evaluation, patient preparation methods, safe and effective operation of anesthetic equipment, and chemical restraint procedures.
  • Respected authors are recognized as experts in the field of veterinary anesthesia.
  • Over 100 tables, boxes, and graphs summarize anesthetic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, advantages, and disadvantages of each drug.
  • Also available on Pageburst a fully searchable digital text platform that makes it easy to quickly find key topics and drug information. Sold separately.

New Features

  • UPDATED anesthetic drug information and NEW pain management techniques provide the latest on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages.
  • EXPANDED step-by-step overviews of anesthetic and analgesic techniques make it easier to review and perform procedures.
  • UPDATED coverage of euthanasia, including the most current AVMA guidelines, provides today’s accepted protocols for the provision of euthanasia.
  • UPDATED complementary and alternative strategies provide non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management.
  • UPDATED research findings and clinical applications address special anesthetic considerations necessary in cats.
About the Editor
By William W. Muir, III, DVM, PhD , Regional Director, American Academy of Pain Management, Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Consulting Services, Columbus, OH and John A. E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, DACVA DVM, MS, , Professor of Anesthesia, Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Anesthesia

2. Patient Evaluation and Preparation

3. Drugs Used for Preanesthetic Medication

4. Local Anesthetic Drugs and Techniques

5. Local Anesthesia in Ruminants and Pigs

6. Local Anesthesia in Horses

7. Local Anesthesia in Dogs and Cats

8. Specific Intravenous Anesthetic Drugs

9. Inhalation Anesthesia

10. Pharmacology of Inhalation Anesthetic Drugs

11. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

12. Anesthetic Toxicity, Oxygen Toxicity, and Drug Interactions

13. Anesthetic Machines and Breathing Systems

14. Ventilation and Mechanical Assist Devices

15. Patient Monitoring During Anesthesia

16. Acid-Base Balance and Blood Gases

17. Pain

18. Acupuncture Analgesia

19. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Dogs

20. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Cats

21. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Horses

22. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Ruminants

23. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Pigs

24. Anesthesia for Caesarean Section

25. Anesthetic Procedures in Exotic Animals

26. Fluid Administration During Anesthesia

27. Shock

28. Respiratory Emergencies

29. Cardiac Emergencies

30. Euthanasia

Appendix I: Partial Listing of Commonly Used Drugs, Anesthetic and Monitoring Equipment, and Their Manufacturers

Appendix II: Physical Principles of Anesthesia

Appendix III: Drug Schedules

Appendix IV: Guiding Principles for Research Involving Animals and Human Beings

Book Reviews

"If you like lists and lots of them, you will find this new edition of the Handbook of Veterinary Anaesthesia a useful text. It is a comprehensive reference guide to virtually everything 'anaesthsia', with short chapters that allow the reader to locate the required information...It is suitable for those at undergraduate level and general practitioners, as well as those with more of an interest in anaesthesia."

Veterinary Record, May 2013