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Lumb and Jones' Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7817-5471-2
1112 pages
October 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
Lumb and Jones
Lumb & Jones' is the definitive reference in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia, covering all large and small animal species and a full array of clinical conditions and diseases. This new edition is greatly expanded and revised – an essential and comprehensive text for anyone with a special interest in animal anesthesia and analgesia.


The ever-increasing importance of pain management is highlighted by new chapters on pain physiology, analgesic medications, acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and palliative analgesia, and most noticeably is reflected in the book’s new title, Lumb & Jones' Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. This edition brings together over 65 authors, offering a wide breadth and depth of expertise with contributions from anesthesiologists, pharmacologists, surgeons, criticalists, internists and other clinical specialists.

Extensive species chapters span the range of small and large animals, including expanded coverage of laboratory, exotic and zoo animal species, aquatic mammals and fish. Later chapters provide detailed coverage of important considerations for specific diseases and types of patients and procedures, including new chapters on the anesthetic management of dental, cancer, orthopedic and equine colic patients. Preliminary sections cover the general principles of anesthesia, physiology and pharmacology, equipment and monitoring, and anesthetic and analgesic techniques.



  • New edition of the definitive reference in veterinary anesthesia
  • Expanded focus on pain management
  • Written by international team of experts including more than 65 contributing authors
  • Covers anesthesia management of domestic and wild species and full array of clinical conditions and diseases
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Section I. General Topics.

Chapter 1. History and Overview of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Chapter 2. Considerations for General Anesthesia.

Chapter 3. Pain and Its Management.

Section II. Physiology.

Chapter 4. Cardiovascular System.

Chapter 5. Respiratory System.

Chapter 6. Nervous System.

Chapter 7. Acid-Base Physiology.

Section III. Pharmacology.

Chapter 8. Fluid, Electrolyte and Blood Component Therapy.

Chapter 9. Anticholinergics and Sedatives.

Chapter 10. Opioids, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatories, and Analgesic Adjuvants.

Chapter 11. Injectable and Alternative Anesthetics.

Chapter 12. Dissociative Anesthetics.

Chapter 13. Inhalation Anesthetics.

Chapter 14. Local Anesthetics.

Chapter 15. Muscle Relaxants and Neuromuscular Blockade.

Chapter 16. Drug Interactions.

Section IV. Equipment and Monitoring.

Chapter 17. Anesthetic Machines and Breathing Systems.

Chapter 18. Airway Management and Ventilation.

Chapter 19. Monitoring Anesthetized Patients.

Section V. Selected Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques.

Chapter 20. Local and Regional Analgesia and Anesthesia: Dogs.

Chapter 21. Local and Regional Analgesia and Anesthesia: Cats.

Chapter 22. Local and Regional Analgesia and Anesthesia: Horses.

Chapter 23. Local and Regional Analgesia and Anesthesia: Ruminants.

Chapter 24. Acupuncture.

Chapter 25. Rehabilitation and Palliative Analgesia.

Section VI. Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Immobilization of Selected Species and Classes of Animals.

Chapter 26. Dogs and Cats.

Chapter 27. Horses.

Chapter 28. Ruminants.

Chapter 29. Swine.

Chapter 30. Laboratory Animals.

Chapter 31. Exotic and Zoo Animal Species.

Chapter 32. Chemical Immobilization of Free Ranging Terrestrial Mammals.

Chapter 33. Aquatic Mammals.

Chapter 34. Birds.

Chapter 35. Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish.

Section VII. Anesthesia and Analgesia of Patients with Specific Disease.

Chapter 36. Cardiovascular Disease.

Chapter 37. Pulmonary Disease.

Chapter 38. Neurological Disease.

Chapter 39. Renal Disease.

Chapter 40. Hepatic Disease.

Chapter 41. Gastrointestinal Disease.

Chapter 42. Endocrine Disease.

Chapter 43. Airway Disease.

Section VIII. Anesthesia and Analgesia for Selected Patients and Procedures.

Chapter 44. Ocular Patients.

Chapter 45. C-Section Patients.

Chapter 46. Trauma and Critical Patients.

Chapter 47. Neonatal and Geriatric Patients.

Chapter 48. Dental Patients.

Chapter 49. Cancer Patients.

Chapter 50. Orthopedic Patients.

Chapter 51. Equine Colic Patients.

Chapter 52. Selected Diagnostic Procedures.

Chapter 53. Anesthetic Emergencies and Procedures

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William J. Tranquilli, DVM, MS, DACVA, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA


John C. Thurmon, DVM, MS, DACVA, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA.


Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, PhD, DACVA, DACVCP, Veterinary Specialist Services, Conifer, Colorado, USA.

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  • New edition of the definitive reference in veterinary anesthesia
  • Expanded focus on pain management
  • Written by international team of experts including more than 65 contributing authors
  • Covers anesthesia management of domestic and wild species and full array of clinical conditions and diseases
See More
"I consider this textbook essential for anaesthesiologists, anaesthesia residents, interns, veterinarians and veterinary students with a special interest on anaesthesia." - Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

"For the trainee or specialist anaesthetist this text offers a valuable reference.... this remains an interesting resource for anyone studying anaesthesia at a postgraduate level." - Veterinary Times

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