Fractious and aggressive patients can be very difficult and dangerous to anesthetize. Not only do they present a danger to the veterinarians and staff, but they also generally require a much larger dose of sedative/anesthetic drugs than calmer patients require. Since the adverse effects of sedative/anesthetic drugs are primarily dose-dependent, this puts these patients at a higher risk for anesthesia-related adverse events. Administration of drugs at the patient's home prior to the veterinary visit, supportive handling of the patient once it arrives at the clinic and the use of appropriate sedative/analgesic/anesthetic drugs and dosages will be discussed.
Chair: Professor Jill Maddison, BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS, Professor of General Practice, Royal Veterinary College
Speaker: Dr Tamara Grubb, DVM PhD DACVAA, Adjunct Professor, Washington State University
Presented at London Vet Show 2021
RVC Clinical Theatre 1
Friday, November 12th 13:50 PM
Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate.