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Anesthesia: inhalational

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Synonym(s): Gaseous anesthesia


Introduction

  • All commercially available inhalational agents have been used in ferrets Anesthesia: protocols.
  • The most widely used agents are isoflurane and sevoflurane Sevoflurane.
  • It is also safe to use desflurane and methoxyflurane.
  • Halothane or even ether are no longer used in exotic animal medicine.
  • All inhalational agents should be used with calibrated vaporizers only.

Induction

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Maintenance

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Agents

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Johnson D H (2010) Endoscopic intubation of exotic companion mammals. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 13 (2), 273-289 PubMed.
  • Lawson A K, Lichtenberger M, Day T et al (2006) Comparison of sevoflurane and isoflurane in domestic ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). Vet Ther 7 (3), 207-212 PubMed.
  • Zaki S et al (2005) Induction, maintenance and recovery of anaesthesia in the ferret using sevoflurane. Aust Vet Pract 35 (4), 139.
  • MacPhail C M, Monnet E, Gaynor J S et al (2004) Effect of sevoflurane on hemodynamic and cardiac energetic parameters in ferrets. Am J Vet Res 65 (5), 653-658 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) Ed. BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, UK. pp 338.
  • Ramsey I et al (2011) Isoflurane. In: BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. 7th edn. BSAVA, UK.
  • Plumb D C (2008) Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook. 6th edn. Blackwell Publishing, USA. pp 1120.

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