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BREED CONSIDERATIONS FOR GENERAL ANESTHESIA
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BREED CONSIDERATIONS FOR GENERAL ANESTHESIA

Scientific evidence supports only one breed-specific sensitivity to particular anesthetic drugs: greyhounds. But although other breeds may not have a true anesthetic sensitivity, they may still require specific considerations because of their anatomic, physiologic and metabolic characteristics. Some breeds also have a predisposition to diseases that can affect the course of anesthesia. Considering breed differences...

ASSESSMENT OF ACUTE PERIOPERATIVE PAIN
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ASSESSMENT OF ACUTE PERIOPERATIVE PAIN

Does it happen to you, that a client says: »No, my pet is not in pain. It never cries.« I patiently explain to them, that animals don’t complain as we do. That their expression of pain is often subtle and difficult to perceive. Accurately recognizing the pain of animals is challenging, but of the utmost...