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Anesthesia: inhalational

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Synonym(s): Gaseous anesthesia


Introduction

  • All commercially available inhalational agents have been used in guinea pigs Anesthetics, analgesics and sedatives quick reference guide.
  • The most widely used agents are isoflurane 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.
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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Schmitz S, Tacke S, Guth B et al (2017) Repeated anaesthesia with isoflurane and medetomidine-midazolam-fentanyl in guinea pigs and its influence on physiological parameters. PLOS ONE 12 (3), e0174423 PubMed.
  • Schmitz S, Tacke S, Guth B et al (2016) Comparison of physiological parameters and anaesthesia specific observations during isoflurane, ketamine-xylazine or medetomidine-midazolam-fentanyl anaesthesia in male guinea pigs. PLOS ONE 11 (9), e0161258 PubMed.
  • Johnson D H (2010) Endoscopic intubation of exotic companion mammals. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 13 (2), 273-289 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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