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Anesthetic maintenance

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Introduction

  • Maintenance is commonly performed in reptiles using inhalant anesthetics (isoflurane, sevoflurane).
  • Using injectable anesthetics to maintain long anesthetic procedures is not recommended.
  • The use of short-acting anesthetics such as propofol or alfaxalone is commonly used to induce and maintain reptiles for short periods of time.

Intubation

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Inhalant anesthetics

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Ventilation

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Jakobsen S L, Williams C J A & Wang T (2017) The influence of mechanical ventilation on physiological parameters in ball pythons (Python regius). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 207, 30-35 PubMed.
  • Sladky K K & Mans C (2012) Clinical anesthesia in reptiles. J Exotic Pet Med 21 (1), 17-31 JExoticPetMed.
  • Brosnan R J, Pypendop B H, Barter L S et al (2006) Pharmacokinetics of inhaled anesthetics in green iguanas (Iguana iguana). Am J Vet Res 67 (10), 1670-1674 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Bertelsen M F (2014) Squamates (Snakes and Lizards). In: Zoo Animals and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia. 2nd edn. Eds: West G, Heard D & Caulkett N. Wiley-Blackwell, USA. pp 351-363.
  • Schumacher J & Yelen T (2006) Anesthesia and Analgesia. In: Reptile Medicine and Surgery. 2nd edn. Ed: Mader D R. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 442-452.

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