This is a concise and quick reference guide, clinically oriented, based on experience underpinned by published research data.
The book covers anesthetic equipment, monitoring, premedication, intravenous induction agents, injectable anesthetic combinations, inhalant anesthesia, anesthesia for specific diseases, fluid therapy, anesthetic emergencies and complications, acute and chronic pain management. Drug dosages and anesthetic protocols are provided in tabular form. The book contains a wealth of superb illustrations.
Small Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management is of value to all those who need practical information easily to hand: small animal practitioners, veterinary technicians/nurses, and veterinary students.
Anesthetic equipment for inhalant anesthesia
Preanesthetic premedication—drugs and dosages in dogs and cats
Intravenous injection techniques and intravenous anesthetic agents
Anesthesia monitoring and management
Anesthetic emergencies and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Airway management and ventilation
Injectable sedative and anesthetic combinations in dogs and cats
Anesthesia considerations for specific diseases
Local anesthetics and techniques
Acute pain management
Chronic pain management for osteoarthritis and neuropathic pain in dogs and cats
Cancer pain management
Anesthesia in shelter medicine and high volume/high quality spay and neuter programs
Appendix: Anesthetic dosage reference ranges in dogs and cats
"Numerous pictures, drawings, tables and algorithms help the reader find the precise and practical information he/she is looking for whether it’s about the management of difficult airway or chain neutering in a shelter. Judicious advice is also provided for the management of different types of pain and there is also a chapter on euthanasia which is in fact, the final anaesthesia."
" … an extremely useful book that will be consulted often at many veterinary hospitals. I will certainly recommend it to my staff and students."
— Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVA, Tufts University, in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
"There are good pictures and practical tips throughout, especially in the monitoring chapter, including capnograph traces, key points and tables of normal parameters/ranges to aim for, with good troubleshooting and treatment option tables."