Fundamental principles of veterinary anesthesia
Fundamental principles of veterinary anesthesia
1st ed., 470 pages, 70 ill., John Wiley & Sons, February 2024
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Fundamental Principles of Veterinary Anesthesia is designed specifically for veterinary students, animal health technicians and veterinarians in general practice. The first edition of Fundamental Principles of Veterinary Anesthesia covers the key principles of veterinary anesthesia, encompassing a wide range of species, including dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and pigs, and establishing links between physiology, pharmacology, and clinical practice in healthy and ill patients.
This text serves as a practical guide for students to prepare themselves for clinical work in a private practice setting, and as a rich, practical resource for those in general practice.
This text is ideally used as a complete curriculum aligned resource, and the companion website is designed to decrease the burden of lecturers who need to compile PowerPoint presentations and review questions.
Topics covered in Fundamental Principles of Veterinary Anesthesia include:
  • Practical approach to the peri-anesthetic period, from patient assessment, through to preparing for, and successfully completing, an anesthetic event
  • Anesthetic drugs available in an academic or private practice, with a focus on commonly used drugs
  • Components of the anesthetic machine, gas flow through the machine, how vaporizers work and their functionalities
  • Principles and techniques of patient monitoring, with focus on commonly available devices and their applications

Notes on Contributors
Section 1: Foundational knowledge
Chapter 1: Veterinary anesthesia
Gareth Zeiler & Daniel Pang
Chapter 2: Patient assessment, planning and preparation
Tim Bosmans, Roxanne Buck & Gareth Zeiler
Chapter 3: Pain physiology, assessment and principles of treatment
Jo Murrell & Daniel Pang
Chapter 4: Principles of anesthetic monitoring and monitoring equipment
H. Nicole Trenholme & Daniel Pang
Chapter 5: Inhalation anesthetic delivery apparatus
Eugene Steffey & Gareth Zeiler
Chapter 6: Introduction to pharmacology and pharmacotherapy
Gareth Zeiler & Daniel Pang
Chapter 7: Injectable drugs used for premedication, induction and maintenance of general anesthesia
Khursheed Mama & Gareth Zeiler
Chapter 8: Inhalational anesthetic drugs
Nigel Caulkett & Daniel Pang
Chapter 9: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthetic drugs and adjunct drugs used for pain management
H. Nicole Trenholme, Gareth Zeiler & Daniel Pang
Chapter 10: Other drugs used during the peri-anesthetic period
Abdur Kadwa, Keagan Boustead, Justin Grace, Daniel Pang & Gareth Zeiler
Section 2: Fundamental aspects of clinical anesthesia
Chapter 11: Standards of practice for performing veterinary anesthesia
Robert Meyer, Stijn Schauvliege, Matthew Gurney & Daniel Pang
Chapter 12: Approach to healthy dog and cat anesthesia and analgesia, and selected disease processes and procedures
Pamela Murison & Gareth Zeiler
Chapter 13: Approach to healthy horse, donkey and mule anesthesia and analgesia
John Hubbell, Nora Matthews & Daniel Pang
Chapter 14: Anesthesia and analgesia of healthy exotic companion mammals, ruminants and pig
Hugo van Oostrom, Samantha Swisher & Gareth Zeiler
Chapter 15: Approach to neonates, pediatric and geriatric patients
Sabine Kästener & Gareth Zeiler
Chapter 16: Approach to a patient in shock
Benjamin Brainard, Nicole Trenholme & Daniel Pang
Chapter 17: Approach to a patient with cardiac pathology
Jonathan Lichtenberger, Alicia Skelding & Daniel Pang
Chapter 18: Approach to a patient with respiratory pathology
Carolyn Kerr & Gareth Zeiler
Chapter 19: Approach to a patient with renal, urinary or hepatobiliary disease
Chantal McMillan & Gareth Zeiler
Chapter 20: Anesthetic complications and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Daniel Pang, Tamara Grubb & Gareth Zeiler
Appendix 1: RECOVER CPR algorithms
Appendix 2: RECOVER CPR emergency drug dose charts
Appendix 3: Checklists
Appendix 4: Peri-anesthetic monitoring sheets

Gareth Edward Zeiler
BVSc, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Anaes), PhD (University of Pretoria), PhD (University of Witwatersrand), Dipl. ECVAA, Dipl. ACVAA; American, European and South African registered specialist in veterinary anaesthesiology. Extraordinary Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Veterinary Anaesthesiology; Section of Anaesthesiology, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria
Daniel S. Pang
BVSc, MSc, PhD (Imperial College, London), Dipl. ACVAA, Dipl. ECVAA; American and European registered specialist in veterinary anaesthesiology. Associate Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesiology; Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences; University of Calgary

Item Code: ANEST77
ISBN: 9781119791249
Weigth: 1800 g
Species: All species
Discipline: Anaesthesiology
VAT: VAT Exempt