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Anesthetic-Related Complications in Brachycephalic Dogs - How worried should we be about anesthesia in a squashed or smush-faced dog?

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Veterinary caregivers and pet owners alike are concerned about the risks and complications associated with anesthesia in pets. Risks can be minimized through a variety of interventions including the use of balanced anesthetic drug protocols and monitoring of patients including their heart rate, respirations, and blood pressure.

    This Specialty Update focuses on new information revealed in a recent publication that examined the risk of anesthesia and complications in brachycephalic breeds as compared to nonbrachycephalic dogs.  This information is helpful for better understanding the relative risk of anesthesia in breeds including Boxers, Bulldogs, Pugs, Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, and Mastiffs among others. Discussion also includes the Specialist's Spin and how this information will be applied in her practice.

    Running time: 9 mins

    Member Fee: $7.95; Free registration for Premium VetVine Membership subscribers http://vetvine.com/article/181/evidence-based-update-subscriptions
  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $7.95


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  • Anesthesia in the Critically Ill Patient

    Small Animal Critical Care Medicine (2nd ed), 2015, Chap 143, pp 759-766. Author: J Quandt. Member Fee: $7.95 - Login to Purchase