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Anesthesia: general

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Synonym(s): General anesthesia


Definition and indications

Definition

  • Anesthesia means without feeling or sensation; this includes absence of pain perception.

Indications

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Relevant anatomy and physiology

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Pre-anesthetic preparation and premedication

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Induction of anesthesia

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Anesthetic maintenance and gaseous anesthesia

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Monitoring and peri-/post-anesthetic care

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Uzun M, Kiraz H A, Ovali M A et al (2015) The investigation of airway management capacity of v-gel and cobra-PLA in anaesthetised rabbits. Acta Cir Bras 30 (1), 80-86 PubMed.
  • Wenger S (2012) Anesthesia and analgesia in rabbits and rodents. J Exotic Pet Med 21 (1), 7-16 SciDirect.
  • Johnson D H (2010) Endoscopic intubation of exotic companion mammals. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 13 (2), 273-289 PubMed.
  • Grint N J, Smith H E & Senior J M (2008) Clinical evaluation of alfaxalone in cyclodectrin for the induction of anaesthesia in rabbits. Vet Rec 163 (13), 395-396 PubMed.
  • Kazakos G M, Anagnostou T, Savvas I et al (2007) Use of the largyngeal mask airway in rabbits: placement and efficacy. Lab Anim 36 (4), 29-34 PubMed.
  • Sikoski P, Young R W & Lockard M (2007) Comparison of heating devices for maintaining body temperature in anesthetized laboratory rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 46 (3), 61-63 PubMed.
  • Bateman L, Ludders J W & Gleed R D et al (2005) Comparison between facemask and laryngeal mask airway in rabbits during isoflurane anesthesia. Vet Anaesth Analg 32 (5), 280-288 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, UK. ISBN: 9053198284.
  • Heard D (2014) Lagomorphs (Rabbits, Hares and Pikas). In: Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia. 2nd edn. Eds: West G, Heard D & Caulkett N. Wiley Blackwell, USA. pp 879-891.
  • Eatwell K (2014) Analgesia, Sedation and Anesthesia. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA, UK. pp 138-159.
  • Varga M (2014) Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, UK. ISBN: 0702049798.
  • Grint N (2013) Anesthesia. In: Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging. Eds: Harcourt-Brown F & Chitty J. BSAVA, UK. pp 1-25. ISBN: 1905319414.
  • Johnson-Delaney C A & Harcourt-Brown F (2013) Analgesia and Postoperative Care. In: Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging. Eds: Harcourt-Brown F & Chitty J. BSAVA, UK. pp 26-38. ISBN: 1905319414.
  • Hawkins M G & Pascoe P J (2012) Anesthesia, Analgesia and Sedation of Small Mammals. In: Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Eds: Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W. Elsevier Saunders, USA. pp 429-451.
  • Longley L A (2008) Rabbit Anesthesia. In: Anesthesia of Exotic Pets. Elsevier Saunders, USA. pp 36-58. ISBN: 0702028885.
  • O'Malley B (2005) Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of Exotic Species: Structure and Function of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians. W B Saunders, USA. ISBN: 0702027820.

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