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Small Animal Anesthesia Techniques


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Small Animal Anesthesia Techniques provides a quick reference to protocols for anesthetizing canine, feline, and exotic animal patients in veterinary practice. This portable companion provides complete information on anesthetic procedures, from the basics of pharmacology, physiology, and equipment to handling challenging procedures and the compromised patient. A companion website features videos, images, and worksheets for calculations.   

The book offers an overview of the anesthetic process, with tips on how to anticipate and avoid complications, and with example protocols for specific patients. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians will find this how-to guide to providing anesthesia to be an ideal resource for fast access to drug dosages, anesthesia protocols, and special considerations for specific procedures.

Key Features:

  • Provides an easily accessible reference to anesthesia techniques for dogs, cats, and exotic animals
  • Features full-color photographs to demonstrate techniques
  • Outlines the anesthetic process, including equipment setup, use, and monitoring and drugs and fluids
  • Presents protocols for common procedures, anesthesia in patients with concurrent disease, and procedures for exotic species
  • Offers chapters on preventing and handling complications and regional blocks
  • Includes access to a companion website offering videos, images, and worksheets for calculations at

About the Author

Amanda Shelby, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia), is a Clinical Specialist in Anesthesia at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. 

Carolyn McKune, DVM, DACVAA, is a veterinary anesthesiologist and independent contractor with her company Mythos Veterinary LLC, located in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the companion website xiii

1 Anesthetic process 1
Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune

2 Anesthesia equipment and monitoring 13
Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune

3 Anesthetic drugs and fluids 39
Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune

4 Anesthetic protocols for specific procedures 99
Amanda M. Shelby, Carolyn M. McKune, and Nicole Fitzgerald

5 Anesthesia in patients with concurrent disease 143
Amanda M. Shelby, Carolyn M. McKune, and Nicole Fitzgerald

6 Anesthetic complications 191
Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune

7 Anesthesia and analgesia in the exotic patient 233
Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune

8 Local analgesic techniques (regional blocks) 261
Amanda M. Shelby and Carolyn M. McKune

Appendices 287

Index 303

Product Details

Shelby, Amanda M.
McKune, Carolyn
Veterinary Medicine - General
Veterinary Anesthesia, Analgesia & Pain Medicine
Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine
Publication Date:
245 x 171 x 15 mm 22.88 oz

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