Small Animal Anesthesia Techniques provides a quick reference to protocols for anesthetizing canine, feline, and exotic animal patients in veterinary practice. This portable companion provides complete information on anesthetic procedures, from the basics of pharmacology, physiology, and equipment to handling challenging procedures and the compromised patient. A companion website features videos, images, and worksheets for calculations. The book offers an overview of the anesthetic process, with tips on how to anticipate and avoid complications, with example protocols for specific patients. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians will find this how-to guide to providing anesthesia to be an ideal resource for fast access to drug dosages, anesthesia protocols, and special considerations for specific procedures.
Amanda Shelby, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia), is a Clinical Specialist in Anesthesia at Louisiana State University s School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Carolyn McKune, DVM, DACVAA, is a veterinary anesthesiologist and independent contractor with her company Mythos Veterinary LLC, located in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Contributors vii Preface ix Acknowledgments xi About the companion website xiii 1 Anesthetic process 1 Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune 2 Anesthesia equipment and monitoring 13 Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune 3 Anesthetic drugs and fluids 39 Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune 4 Anesthetic protocols for specific procedures 99 Amanda M. Shelby, Carolyn M. McKune, and Nicole Fitzgerald 5 Anesthesia in patients with concurrent disease 143 Amanda M. Shelby, Carolyn M. McKune, and Nicole Fitzgerald 6 Anesthetic complications 191 Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune 7 Anesthesia and analgesia in the exotic patient 233 Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune 8 Local analgesic techniques (regional blocks) 261 Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune Appendices 287 Index 303