By Lesa Longley MA BVM&S DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine
Anaesthesia of unique Pets presents a special and speedy reference consultant for all these operating in veterinary perform. The ebook covers the typical species visible and contains: the fundamental method of the case, apparatus required, drug doses, and anaesthetic induction and upkeep in addition to anaesthetic tracking ideas. Peri-anaesthetic nursing care, similar to husbandry, fluid and dietary aid, is mentioned for every species. Written via skilled practitioners, the e-book presents a standard feel and functional method of anaesthesia to allow various strategies to be played confidently.Covers sensible details on anaesthesia for a profitable final result: easy methods to verify and get ready the sufferer, lists of apparatus required, how one can practice the anaesthetic, husbandry, fluids and dietary supportDiscusses normally visible pathological stipulations and their influence at the number of anaesthetic and sufferer prognosisProvides an outline of the suitable anatomy and body structure in every one species as this improves realizing of results of anaesthesia and strategies usedDescribes either uncomplicated nursing and extra complicated anaesthesia innovations, catering for all talents and knowledgeContains tables of drug doses by way of species giving a brief reference for the busy practitioner
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With this species, more than any other, supportive care will reduce anaesthetic morbidity and mortality (Flecknell, 2006). ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY Stress Rabbits are a prey species and many different factors cause them stress. The effects are varied but ultimately all detrimental to the veterinary patient that in many cases already has underlying pathology. Disease processes, for example dental pathology or pain, will cause stress (Harcourt-Brown and Baker, 2001). Various aspects of husbandry will affect rabbits.
1997). For these reasons, identification and avoidance of possible stressors (including the provision of analgesia where deemed necessary) will reduce systemic effects. 1). Rabbits’ body weights will vary throughout the day as the gastrointestinal tract contents vary. Rabbits cannot vomit, so do not generally require fasting before anaesthesia. However, some anaesthetists prefer to fast rabbits for 1–2 h. This will reduce the presence of food in the oral cavity that may be inhaled after induction of anaesthesia, and also reduce gastrointestinal contents that may put pressure on the diaphragm or make abdominal surgery more difficult (Harcourt-Brown, 2002a).
All anaesthetised rabbits should receive oxygen supplementation. Where none of the above options are possible or appropriate, a closely fitting facemask can be used if oral access is not required. If a procedure is being performed on the oral cavity, the end of the anaesthetic circuit or a very small facemask can be held over the nares. Masks are unlikely to provide as good a seal as the other techniques, and so should be used with caution when inhalational anaesthetics are being used, as environmental contamination is likely.
Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets by Lesa Longley MA BVM&S DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine