Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets by Lesa Longley MA BVM&S DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS RCVS

By Lesa Longley MA BVM&S DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine

Anaesthesia of unique Pets offers a distinct and speedy reference consultant for all these operating in veterinary perform. The booklet covers the typical species noticeable and contains: the elemental method of the case, gear required, drug doses, and anaesthetic induction and upkeep in addition to anaesthetic tracking recommendations. Peri-anaesthetic nursing care, akin to husbandry, fluid and dietary help, is mentioned for every species. Written via skilled practitioners, the booklet offers a standard experience and useful method of anaesthesia to permit a number of innovations to be played confidently.Covers useful info on anaesthesia for a profitable end result: how you can check and get ready the sufferer, lists of apparatus required, the way to practice the anaesthetic, husbandry, fluids and dietary supportDiscusses quite often visible pathological stipulations and their impression at the collection of anaesthetic and sufferer prognosisProvides an outline of the correct anatomy and body structure in every one species as this improves figuring out of results of anaesthesia and strategies usedDescribes either simple nursing and extra complex anaesthesia suggestions, catering for all skills and knowledgeContains tables of drug doses by way of species giving a brief reference for the busy practitioner

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Pfeiffer et al. 2005. Risk factors for anaesthetic-related deaths in rabbits. In: BSAVA Congress Proceedings. p. 29. Brown, S. , and K. L. Rosenthal. 1997. Self-Assessment Colour Review of Small Mammals. Manson Publishing Ltd, London. , M. Pecchiari, M. Saetta et al. 2004. Dependence of lung injury on inflation rate during low-volume ventilation in normal open-chested rabbits. J Appl Physiol 97: 260–268. Donnelly, T. 1990. Rabbits and rodents. In: Laboratory Animal Science, University of Sydney Proceedings 142: Anatomy and Physiology.

In: BSAVA Congress Proceedings. p. 29. Brown, S. , and K. L. Rosenthal. 1997. Self-Assessment Colour Review of Small Mammals. Manson Publishing Ltd, London. , M. Pecchiari, M. Saetta et al. 2004. Dependence of lung injury on inflation rate during low-volume ventilation in normal open-chested rabbits. J Appl Physiol 97: 260–268. Donnelly, T. 1990. Rabbits and rodents. In: Laboratory Animal Science, University of Sydney Proceedings 142: Anatomy and Physiology. pp. 369–381. Flecknell, P. 1996. Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia.

The assistant raises the vein by grasping the hindlimb caudal to the stifle. Again, the vein is relatively superficial, but more mobile than the marginal ear vein. The cephalic vein is small and only a short area is accessible in rabbits. It is infrequently used for catheterisation, but can be useful in some cases. Catheterisation will be more difficult in smaller species with a shorter antebrachium (Mader, 2004). Catheter placement is as for other species. The jugular vein can be catheterised, but anaesthesia is necessary for placement of an indwelling catheter.

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