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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.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
The purpose of this talk today is to discuss a variety of issues for general anesthesia of patients undergoing non-elective procedures. This will include anesthetic tips for urinary tract obstruction, cesarean section, gastric dilation volvulus, and foreign body removal.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Endoscopy is the process of looking inside the body by inserting a rigid or flexible tube into the body and examining an image of the interior of an organ or cavity. An additional instrument may be inserted in order to biopsy tissue or retrieve foreign objects.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Rigid endoscopy can be performed in many reptiles by passing the endoscope through the oral cavity and into the stomach. Endoscopy is primarily used to obtain gastric biopsies or to retrieve foreign bodies from the stomach.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Exotic small mammals (formally known as pocket pets) are challenging creatures to work with. When working with dogs and cats, it is usually easy to place an intravenous catheter, intubate, provide fluid therapy, hook up an ECG, place a blood pressure cuff, and keep track of the core body temperature.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
The risk of anesthesia is higher in emergency cases compared with elective cases. Most of these patients are compromised and this increases the danger of anesthesia, especially in cases when there is no time to optimize the condition of the patient before anesthesia.