Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia, 4th Edition

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia, Fourth Edition provides a basic guide to anaesthesia for a very diverse audience needing content, with straight-forward, structured style of writing. Updated with effects of anaesthetics in different laboratory species, including sources of dose rates will be incorporated into tabular material. New information on pain assessment and pain management will be covered, and an increased emphasis on rats and mice for anaesthesia and perioperative care. With newly revised, full color illustrations to facilitate best learning, Laboratory animal Anesthesia, Fourth Edition provides procedures, key points and invaluable advice from a well-known and respected veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field.

  • Written by a veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years’ experience in the field, and who is actively engaged in research in this area
  • Focuses on procedures involving rats and mice used in research
  • Provides those with limited experience of anesthesia with the information they need to carry our procedures effectively, safely, and humanely, as well as those with more experience to continue a career with laboratory animal model research
  • Includes rapid, easily accessed information using tabulated summaries
Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basic Principles of Anaesthesia

  • Introduction: What is Anaesthesia and How Do We Produce it?
  • Anaesthetic Equipment – Preparation and Use
  • Intranasal Intubation
  • Administration of Anaesthetics by Injection
  • Preparations for Anaesthesia – People and Animals
  • Anaesthetic Agents
  • Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents
  • Injectable Anaesthetic Agents
  • Selection of Anaesthetic Agents – Scientific and Welfare Considerations

Chapter 2. Managing and Monitoring Anaesthesia

  • Pre-operative Preparations
  • Monitoring Anaesthesia
  • Anaesthetic Problems and Emergencies

Chapter 3. Special Techniques

  • Use of NMB Agents
  • Controlled Ventilation
  • Long-Term Anaesthesia
  • Anaesthesia of Pregnant Animals
  • Anaesthesia of Neonates
  • Anaesthesia for Imaging

Chapter 4. Analgesia and Post-Operative Care

  • The Recovery Room Environment
  • Problems During the Recovery Period
  • Management of Post-Operative Pain
  • Pain Assessment
  • Pain Relief
  • Conclusions

Chapter 5. Anaesthesia of Common Laboratory Species: Special Considerations

  • Small Rodents
  • Rabbits
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Ferrets
  • Pigs
  • Sheep and Goats
  • Primates
  • Other Species

Appendix 1. Recommended Techniques and Physiological Data. When No Injectable Anaesthetic Is Recommended, Inhalational Agents Should Be Used

Appendix 2. Estimation of Required Quantities of Volatile Anaesthetics and Anaesthetic Gases

Appendix 3. Examples of Dilutions of Anaesthetic Mixtures for Small Rodents

  • Rat
  • Mouse
  • Guinea-Pig
  • Birds

Appendix 4. Manufacturers of Equipment and Other Items Illustrated or Cited in the Text

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