Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 5th Edition

Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia

5th Edition

By William W. Muir, III, DVM, PhD , Regional Director, American Academy of Pain Management, Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Consulting Services, Columbus, OH and John A. E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, DACVA, Professor of Anesthesia, Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


1. Introduction to Anesthesia

2. Patient Evaluation and Preparation

3. Drugs Used for Preanesthetic Medication

4. Local Anesthetic Drugs and Techniques

5. Local Anesthesia in Ruminants and Pigs

6. Local Anesthesia in Horses

7. Local Anesthesia in Dogs and Cats

8. Specific Intravenous Anesthetic Drugs

9. Inhalation Anesthesia

10. Pharmacology of Inhalation Anesthetic Drugs

11. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

12. Anesthetic Toxicity, Oxygen Toxicity, and Drug Interactions

13. Anesthetic Machines and Breathing Systems

14. Ventilation and Mechanical Assist Devices

15. Patient Monitoring During Anesthesia

16. Acid-Base Balance and Blood Gases

17. Pain

18. Acupuncture Analgesia

19. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Dogs

20. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Cats

21. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Horses

22. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Ruminants

23. Anesthetic Procedures and Techniques in Pigs

24. Anesthesia for Caesarean Section

25. Anesthetic Procedures in Exotic Animals

26. Fluid Administration During Anesthesia

27. Shock

28. Respiratory Emergencies

29. Cardiac Emergencies

30. Euthanasia

Appendix I: Partial Listing of Commonly Used Drugs, Anesthetic and Monitoring Equipment, and Their Manufacturers

Appendix II: Physical Principles of Anesthesia

Appendix III: Drug Schedules

Appendix IV: Guiding Principles for Research Involving Animals and Human Beings