Farm Animal Anesthesia: Cattle, Small Ruminants, Camelids, and Pigs presents practical guidance on using anesthetic and analgesic drugs to prevent pain caused by surgery or disease.

Farm Animal Anesthesia: Cattle, Small Ruminants, Camelids, and Pigs

Farm Animal Anesthesia Cattle Small Ruminants Camelids And Pigs

This cohesive resource offers complete coverage of anesthetics and anesthetic techniques in farm animals with a focus on practical applications.  Providing thorough information on pain management and residues, the book also covers specific techniques for common surgical procedures and considerations for animals with pathophysiological conditions.

The book includes chapters on preanesthetic considerations, anesthetic drugs, chemical restraint and standing sedation, injectable anesthesia, inhalant anesthesia, local techniques, specific procedures, pain management, residues, and euthanasia.  Farm Animal Anesthesia is a useful guide for farm animal practitioners, veterinary students, and researchers working with these species.

This book covers both the basic knowledge of commonly used anesthetics and analgesics and practical use of these drugs to prevent farm animal pain caused by surgery and/or disease processes. We hope farm animal veterinarians find this book useful and practical for the anesthetic techniques and pain management aspect of their daily practice. There are few anesthetics and analgesics approved by the Food and Drug Administration. As consumers demand healthy and safe food products, it is imperative that farm animal veterinarians and producers are aware of the regulatory and legal guidelines of extra label use of these drugs to ensure edible animal products are free of harmful pharmaceutical residues.

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