Dogs and cats are living longer than ever before, in part due to improved availability and options for veterinary care. With increasing age, however, there is often an increased requirement to perform anesthesia.
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Dr. Kerr completed her veterinary studies at the University of Queensland in Australia and worked in a variety of veterinary clinics, including equine, mixed and shelter practices, in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. In 2018 Dr. Kerr completed examinations to obtain membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science (ANZCVS) in the field of anesthesia and analgesia. Dr. Kerr has been a Technical Services Veterinarian with Jurox since 2015, initially covering Australia and New Zealand, before moving to Chicago in 2017.
Posted: Tuesday, 11th August 2020
General Anesthesia in Brachycephalic Dogs & Cats
Do pug procedures give you palpitations? Do you bristle at bulldog biopsies? This evidence-based discussion of anesthesia in brachycephalic dogs and cats will help veterinary professionals confidently tackle these cases. With careful preparation, management of stress (for both patient and veterinary team!), and vigilant monitoring, the considerable risks associated with brachycephalic airway structure can be minimized, optimizing the care provided.
In this article we will briefly review best practices of sedation and anesthesia to optimize patient outcomes, identify alfaxalone’s attributes as the ideal anesthetic drug and finally, we will focus on walking through some common emergency room cases utilizing Alfaxan® Multidose.
Successful anesthesia of puppies and kittens involves close monitoring, considered drug choices, and careful physiological support. This article discusses considerations for pediatric patients, from the impact of immature organ systems to anesthetic approaches that set veterinary professionals up for optimal outcomes.
Capnography II - What happened to the elephants? A summary of abnormal traces
In this second article of the capnography we review some of the more common capnography traces you may observe during anesthesia and try to understand them. Scroll to the end of the article to download a printable capnography cheat sheet.