Equine Anesthesia Monitoring and Emergency Therapy

Equine Anesthesia Monitoring and Emergency Therapy PDF

By William W Muir and John A E Hubbell

Equine Anesthesia Monitoring and Emergency Therapy PDF. All veterinary team members involved in the everyday care of horses that require anesthesia or special emergency care will benefit from this reliable and inclusive resource. This text provides all of the information needed to prepare, conduct, and monitor the administration of drugs in order to produce safe and effective anesthesia, treat pain, respond to adverse effects, and perform and monitor emergency and critical care treatment. It is the most comprehensive and detailed book available on these subjects, addressing the needs and concerns of practitioners in both hospital and field settings.

  • Discusses all aspects of equine anesthesia, including history, physiology, pharmacology, drug dosages, patient preparation, induction-maintenance-recovery of anesthesia management of potential complications, and more.
  • Provides a detailed review of the respiratory and cardiovascular physiology of the horse.
  • Provides thorough coverage of preoperative pain management in horses.
  • Covers emergency medical care and managing anesthetic complications in both hospital and field situations.
  • Includes information on the latest anesthetic drugs, including safe and effective protocols for different procedures, and the most up-to-date monitoring techniques.
  • Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective equine specialty, renowned for clinical as well as academic and research expertise.
  • A complete update of all drug information and pain management techniques.
  • The very latest research findings and clinical applications of anesthetic agents and techniques.
  • The most recent developments in post-anesthetic care and monitoring.
  • A chapter on intravenous anesthetic and analgesic adjuncts to inhalation anesthesia.
  • A chapter on anesthesia and analgesia for donkeys and mules.
  • A chapter on perioperative pain management.
  • Many new illustrations as well as tables, graphs, boxes, key points, and summaries that make information instantly accessible.
Table of Contents
    1. History of equine anesthesia
    2. The respiratory system
    3. The cardiovascular system
    4. Stress associated with anesthesia and surgery
    5. Physical restraint
    6. Preoperative evaluation: general considerations
    7. Venous and arterial catheterization and fluid therapy
    8. Monitoring anesthesia
    9. Principles of drug disposition and drug interaction in horses
    10. Anxiolytics, nonopioid sedative-analgesics, and opioid analgesics
    11. Local anesthetic drugs and techniques
    12. Intravenous anesthetic drugs
    13. Intravenous anesthetic and analgesic adjuncts to inhalation anesthesia
    14. Tracheal and nasal intubation
    15. Inhalation anesthetics and gases
    16. Anesthetic equipment
    17. Oxygen supplementation and ventilatory support
    18. Anesthesia and analgesia for donkeys and mules
    19. Peripheral muscle relaxants
    20. Perioperative pain management
    21. Considerations for induction, maintenance, and recovery
    22. Anesthetic-associated complications
    23. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    24. Anesthetic protocols and techniques for specific procedures
    25. Anesthetic risk and euthanasia

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