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Anesthesia: ENT surgery

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Synonym(s): Anesthesia for ENT surgery


Introduction

  • This section deals with some of the problems and choices that face the clinician whom needs to anesthetize horses to undertake surgery around the head.

Uses

Advantages

  • Animal fully anesthetized.
  • Better surgical conditions.
  • More suitable for more invasive procedures.

Disadvantages

  • Requires some equipment/facilities.
  • Requires extra personnel.
  • Risks associated with general anesthesia   Anesthesia: general - overview  in the horse.
  • Often more expensive.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Johnston G M, Taylor P M, Holmes M A & Wood J L (1995) Confidential enquiry of perioperative equine fatalities (CEPEF-1): preliminary results. Equine Vet J 27 (3), 193-200 PubMed.
  • Dixon P M, Railton D I & McGorum B C (1993) Temporary bilateral laryngeal paralysis in a horse associated with general anaesthesia and post anaesthetic myositis. Vet Rec 132 (2), 29-32 PubMed.
  • Abrahamsen E J, Bohanon T C, Bednarski R M, Hubbell J A & Muir W W 3rd (1990) Bilateral arytenoid cartilage paralysis after inhalation anesthesia in a horse. JAVMA 197 (10), 1363-1365 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Driessen B, Zarucco L, Nann L E & Klein L (2003) Hazards Associated with Laser Surgery in the Airway of the Horse: Implications for the Anesthetic Management B. In: Recent Advances in Anesthetic Management of Large Domestic Animals. Ed: Steffey E P. IVIS.org.

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