"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.
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