Anaesthesia and analgesia is a constantly advancing field and this new edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of the latest techniques and considerations. The structure, which has worked so well for the previous editions, has been retained and there are new chapters on pain assessment methods, anaesthesia for MRI and how to manage chronic pain.
Full-colour illustrations, tables and charts allow readers to easily visualise techniques, ensuring that this manual will be a must-have for any practice.
Table of contents
The practice of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia: legal and ethical aspects; Pre-anaesthetic assessment and preparation; General principles of perioperative care; The anaesthetic machine and vaporizers; Breathing systems and ancillary equipment; Automatic ventilators; Patient monitoring and monitoring equipment; The physiology and pathophysiology of pain; Pain assessment methods; Pain management I: systemic analgesics; Pain management II: local and regional anaesthetic techniques; Pain management III: chronic pain; Pre-anaesthetic medication and sedation; Injectable anaesthetics; Inhalant anaesthetic agents; Neuromuscular blocking agents; Haemodynamic support during the anaesthetic period; Fluid therapy and blood transfusion; Ophthalmic surgery; Dental and oral surgery; Cardiovascular disease; Respiratory compromise; Intrathoracic surgery and interventions; Gastrointestinal, laparoscopic and liver procedures; Urogenital disease; Anaesthesia for Caesarean section and for the pregnant patient; Endocrine diseases; Neurological disease; Magnetic resonance imaging: safety aspects for the anaesthetist; Anaesthesia for paediatric and geriatric patients; Anaesthetic complications, accidents and emergencies
"I believe this manual will be particularly useful for specialty and referral facilities where advanced procedures such as laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and MRI are performed. Additionally, the depth and breadth of the information contained in this manual will help veterinarians, students, and technicians prepare for both routine and challenging anesthetic cases." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association December 2016)