This book provides concise yet comprehensive information about anesthetic equipment, anesthetic and analgesic drugs and techniques, and monitoring. Particular emphasis is placed on indications and contraindications for drugs and techniques. Anesthesia with concurrent conditions and for chronic pain is also covered. Text boxes in each section contain key points. Veterinary students, veterinary technician students, anesthesiology residents, practicing small animal veterinarians and non-veterinarian researchers will find this book invaluable. "Effectively dispels the notion that 'one size fits all' anesthetic regimes or techniques can be used on every patient, and will enhance the reader's knowledge and thus ability to safely anesthetize animals, whilst also providing for their comfort." --Alicia Karas, author of foreword Key Features An enormous amount of information distilled into one easy to use text Information for troubleshooting problems and "pearls" of wisdom Provides background and evidence for facts Includes a chapter on physical medicine technique to complement standard medical pain therapy
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Iowa State University Press
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Author Biography - Gwendolyn L. Carroll
Gwendolyn L. Carroll, MS, DVM, DACVA, CVA is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. Dr. Carroll received an AB in biopsychology from Vassar College. She was a small animal practitioner for several years before completing a residency in anesthesiology. The common thread in her education, training, practice, and research is a persistent interest in animal behavior and well-being. She currently lives with her husband Tim and three red tabbies: DJ, Felix, and Oscar.