Focus On: Hypothermia in the Operating Room
Keeping any anesthetized animal from hypothermia before, during, and after surgery is challenging. Here’s how to keep the patient warm.
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.
Local Anesthesia for the Distal Extremity
Heidi L. Shafford, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVAA Local anesthesia techniques are important analgesic tools. The author provides step-by-step instructions in providing IVRA and ring blocks to both dogs and cats. Local anesthetics block nerve impulses caused by painful stimuli, which makes them effective analgesics. Regional and peripheral blocks are versatile and can be applied to …
Anesthetic Monitoring: Therapeutic actions
Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, and Rebecca Krimins, DVM This article is the last one in our Anesthetic Monitoring Series, which has covered the goals and reasons for anesthetic monitoring, the physiologic parameters for anesthetized dogs and cats, and anesthetic monitoring equipment and its purpose. Read the first two articles in the series, Anesthetic …
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 …