Use of supplemental intravenous anaesthesia / analgesia in horses

Auckburally, A. and Flaherty, D. (2011) Use of supplemental intravenous anaesthesia / analgesia in horses. In Practice, 33(7), pp. 334-339. (doi: 10.1136/inp.d4506)

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Abstract

General anaesthesia in horses is associated with a significant risk of both morbidity and mortality. One major factor contributing to this is the marked cardiopulmonary depression that occurs in this species in association with the use of volatile anaesthetic agents. Attempts to minimise the required volatile concentration for the maintenance of unconsciousness by administering additional injectable agents may have beneficial effects on the outcome for the animal. This article describes the characteristics of the agents commonly used for supplemental intravenous anaesthesia/analgesia (SIVA), and highlights the key points that must be taken into consideration when undertaking the concurrent administration of these drugs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Flaherty, Professor Derek and Auckburally, Mr Adam
Authors: Auckburally, A., and Flaherty, D.
Subjects:S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF600 Veterinary Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:In Practice
ISSN:0263-841X
ISSN (Online):2042-7689

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