Cats present some unique anaesthetic and analgesic challenges. Small body size and species-specific responses to drugs can complicate feline anaesthesia. Cats can be difficult to handle, intubate and monitor. Cats are likely to become hypothermic. Fluid overload from supplemental fluids is more common in cats than in larger patients. Cats tend to hide disease and pain – and everything else. However, this catalogue of potential cataclysms should not provide a catalyst for compromising anaesthesia and pain management in our feline friends. Cat-specific anaesthetic and pain management drugs and techniques will be purr-fectly 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
Thursday, November 11th 09:15 AM
Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate.