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Halothane


Introduction

Name

  • Halothane.

Class of drug

  • Inhalational general anesthetic.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-Bromo-2-chloro-1,1-trifluoroethane.

Molecular formula

  • C2HBrClF3.

Molecular weight

  • 197.38.

Physical properties

  • Volatile liquid.

Storage requirements

  • Protect from light.
  • May corrode certain metals.

Uses

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Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Periods

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Brannian R E, Kirk C & Williams D (1987) Anesthetic induction of kinosternid turtles with halothane. J Zoo Wildl Med 18 (2-3), 115-117 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Ramsey I (2014) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. 8th edn. BSAVA, UK. ISBN: 9781905319657.
  • Girling S J & Raiti P (2004) BSAVA Manual of Reptiles. BSAVA, UK. pp 383.
  • McArthur S, Wilkinson R & Meyer J (2004) Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles. Blackwell Publishing, UK. pp 579.
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate (2013) Veterinary Medicines Guidance Notes. Website: www.gov.uk.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.