North CarolinaAcademy of Small Animal Medicine

N.C.'s First Online Academy of Small Animal Medicine

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WILLIAM W. MUIR, III DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVECC January 10, 2017

Update on Anesthesia/Analgesia Drug Combinations for a Variety of Clinical Situations  Tranq/sedation  Mild sedation for radiography  Analgesics Injectable Anesthetics – What’s New?  Alfaxolone (Alfaxan) updates and implementation Inhalant Anesthesia – How to make it more efficacious and safer • Adjuncts to anesthesia: fentanyl, lidocaine, ketamine Fluid Therapy and Use of Colloids  Crystalloids and the new veterinary tetrastarch (Vetstarch)  Colloids side effects: coagulation and renal failure  What fluid, when, how much, how fast Patient Monitoring • Blood pressure • End-tidal CO2 • Pulse variability index (PVI) Pain Management Protocols and Case Discussions • Multimodal analgesia • Supra-additive or synergistic drug combinations • Multifunctional drugs Opioids and NSAIDs What combinations work the best

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