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FIRSTLINE: May 01, 2012
Understanding and interpreting data from a multi-parameter monitor is paramount to a successful anesthetic experience in veterinary practice. Consider this advice to understand these vital values and explore what to do when you encounter abnormalities.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Apr 01, 2012
By dvm360.com staff
My clients are afraid of anesthesia. How can I explain the risks and importance?
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2012
The guidelines emphasize the delivery of safe and effective anesthesia and perianesthetic pain management.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2012
Try these quick and easy pain management techniques for oral surgery.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2011
AAHA offers new guidelines for anesthesizing dogs and cats.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Dr. Victoria Lukasik busts a myth and offers a tip on how to subdue a fractious cat.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2011
Tips and tricks to ensure you don't ruin this essential, expensive equipment.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Small animal patients with cardiac disease and/or congenital abnormalities can be challenging and sometimes intimidating patients.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Many patients undergoing this diagnostic procedure will have signs of obstructive upper airway disease. They are dyspneic and easily stressed.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Alpha-2 agonists have achieved widespread popularity in veterinary medicine for their sedative and analgesic properties. They can be valuable adjuncts in anesthetic protocols.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Some random thoughts about cats: We all know they are not small dogs, but I think a certain discomfort with feline anesthesia persists with many veterinarians. Why is that?
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Many types of anesthetic machines are now available for veterinary use. Retired machines from human hospitals are also commonly used by veterinarians.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Hypotension is a very common complication in the anesthetized patient, especially when the patient is maintained with inhalant anesthetics. Blood pressure is simple to measure in the anesthetized patient, and is very helpful to monitor depth of anesthesia and overall patient welfare.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Liver disease patients can present with a diverse clinical spectrum. Patients with mild liver disease can be expected to have fewer problems with general anesthesia than patients with severe, fulminant disease.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Traditionally, analgesic drugs like opioids, alpha-2 agents, local anesthetics, NSAIDs and dissociative anesthetics have been administered as a single dose treatment. When drugs are given in this manner, the patient will experience “peaks” and “troughs” in the plasma drug level.