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.
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.
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.