Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management

  • ID: 4290449
  • Book
  • 312 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The definitive and practical guide to feline anesthesia and pain management

Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management is a practical and authoritative guide to the most current techniques for anesthesia and pain management of the cat. Designed to provide practical information for veterinarians and technicians, the book takes a user–friendly, clinically oriented approach. It presents easy–to–follow descriptions of anesthetic and analgesic techniques, taking into consideration the unique challenges and needs of cats.

The text reviews general considerations for anesthesia and addresses the special anatomical, physiological, and pharmacological characteristics of the cat. Chapters cover handling, sedation and premedication, anesthetic techniques, drugs, protocols, anesthetic equipment, monitoring, fluid therapy, morbidity and mortality, complications, and management of specific conditions. The book also provides an overview of the physiology of pain and explores the recognition, assessment, and treatment of acute and chronic pain. Accessible and practical, Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management:

  • Offers detailed practical information on anesthesia and pain management tailored to the unique needs of cats
  • Includes a team of world–renowned authors who are experts in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia
  • Uses a quick reference format that makes the information easy to find and follow
  • Presents full color images to illustrate concepts

Feline Anesthesia and Pain Management is the definitive resource for clinically relevant anesthesia and pain management information targeted for cats. It is an essential patient–side reference for small animal veterinarians, trainees, and technicians.

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Foreword xvii

Contributors xix

1 Handling, Restraint, and Preanesthetic Assessment 1Graeme Doodnaught and Paulo Steagall

2 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology 17Bradley Simon and Paulo Steagall

3 Sedation and Premedication 35Paulo Steagall

4 Injectable Anesthetics and Induction of Anesthesia 49Paulo Steagall

5 Local Anesthetics and Loco–regional Techniques 67Francesco Staffieri and Paulo Steagall

6 Inhalation and Balanced Anesthesia 89Bruno Pypendop

7 Monitoring 105Daniel Pang

8 Fluid Therapy 123Peter Pascoe

9 Anesthetic Management of Special Conditions 139Paulo Steagall

10 Anesthetic Complications 159Polly Taylor and Sheilah Robertson

11 Mechanisms of Pain 183Craig B. Johnson

12 Assessment and Recognition of Acute Pain 199Sheilah Robertson

13 Treatment of Acute (Adaptive) Pain 221Paulo Steagall and Polly Taylor

14 Assessment and Recognition of Chronic (Maladaptive) Pain 241Beatriz Monteiro and Duncan Lascelles

15 Treatment of Chronic (Maladaptive) Pain 257Beatriz Monteiro and Eric Troncy

Further Reading 278

Index 281

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The editors
Paulo Steagall,
MV, MS, PhD, DACVAA, is an associate professor of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia at the Université de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Sheilah Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA, CVA, DACAW, Dip ECAWBM, is the chief medical officer for Lap of Love Inc, a large network of veterinarians offering home–based hospice and euthanasia.

Polly Taylor, MA, VetMB, PhD, DVA, DipECVAA, MRCA, FRCVS, is a European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons specialist in veterinary anesthesia working as an independent consultant in veterinary anesthesia.

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