Anesthesia/Analgesia

Feline Anesthesia & Analgesia
Recent Developments

There are approximately 74.1 million pet cats in the United States1 but, despite this popularity, anesthesia and analgesia remain challenging in cats. Surprisingly few anesthetic and analgesic products are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in cats, but several new products have become recently available. The v-gel provides a protected and secured airway, allowing use of positive pressure ventilation and administration of inhalant anesthetics without exposure to staff or the environment. It can also be used for emergency resuscitation if an endotracheal tube is not available.

Elements of Oncology – Strategies for Managing Cancer Pain in Dogs & Cats – Part 2: Definitive & Palliative Management of Cancer Pain

Nicholas Rancilio, DVM, Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology); Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA; and Christopher M. Fulkerson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Purdue University Welcome to Elements of Oncology—a column that addresses the many components of diagnosing, managing, treating, and monitoring veterinary cancer patients. This new column begins with a series of two articles that …

Anesthetic Monitoring
Devices to Use & What the Results Mean

Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, and Rebecca Krimins, DVM This article is the second in a series discussing the goals of anesthetic monitoring as well as associated procedures and equipment. In the first article, the authors answered questions about anesthetic monitoring, including why it’s performed, information obtained during monitoring, and important components of the …

Anesthetic Monitoring: Your Questions Answered

  Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, and Rebecca Krimins, DVM This article is the first one in a series that will discuss the goals of anesthetic monitoring as well as associated procedures and equipment. In this first article, the authors provide an overview of modern anesthetic monitoring and answer questions about why and how …

Ten Tips to Improve Anesthesia in Your Practice

  Lysa Pam Posner, DVM, Diplomate ACVA Many veterinary practices rely on the same anesthetic methods they have always used. However, for the good of your patients, challenge yourself to improve your anesthetic standards. Anesthesia is an everyday occurrence in most veterinary practices, and many practitioners and veterinary staff rely on the same anesthetic methods …

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