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Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets
Lesa Longley MA BVMS DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine
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Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets provides a unique and quick reference guide for all those working in veterinary practice. The book covers the common species seen and includes: the basic approach to the case, equipment required, drug doses, and anaesthetic induction and maintenance as well as anaesthetic monitoring techniques. Peri-anaesthetic nursing care, such as husbandry, fluid and nutritional support, is discussed for each species. Written by experienced practitioners, the book provides a common sense and practical approach to anaesthesia to enable a variety of techniques to be performed confidently.
Covers practical information on anaesthesia for a successful outcome: how to assess and prepare the patient, lists of equipment required, how to perform the anaesthetic, husbandry, fluids and nutritional support
Discusses commonly seen pathological conditions and their effect on the choice of anaesthetic and patient prognosis
Provides an overview of the relevant anatomy and physiology in each species as this improves understanding of effects of anaesthesia and techniques used
Describes both basic nursing and more advanced anaesthesia techniques, catering for all abilities and knowledge
Contains tables of drug doses by species giving a quick reference for the busy practitioner
Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets is marketed as a unique and quick reference guide for all those working in veterinary practice with exotic pets. Coming at a time when there are other titles that cover similar material, does this book stand out from the crowd? Well, the quick answer is, yes, it does. A lot of thought has gone into the material, layout, and the use of graphics and photographs. The content is of a high standard throughout, and this is a very useful text to have on the shelf of the theatre, next to the BSAVA Formulary and other daily-dipped-into books. I thoroughly recommend Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets to any clinician who works with, or even potentially will see, exotic pets in their clinic. This will be a standard text that will set the benchmark for other authors in this constantly developing field. - The Veterinary Record, June 2008
By Lesa Longley, MA BVM&S DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Wildlife & Exotic Animal Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
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