Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eye: anesthesia

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe, John Parker

Introduction

  • After completing the general physical examination   Eye: examination - physical  and external inspection   Eye: examination - lighted  of the eye sedation may be necessary if the animal is difficult to restrain because of temperament or ocular pain, in order to examine the eye in detail.

Uses

  • To facilitate further examination of the eye(s) in horses which are difficult to handle .
  • Restraint for minor surgical procedures often used in conjunction with local anesthesia techniques (see Pros).

Advantages

Disadvantages

Requirements

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Preparation

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Monclin S J, Farnir F & Grauwels M (2011) Duration of corneal anaesthesia following multiple doses and two concentrations of tetracaine hydrochloride eyedrops on the normal equine cornea. Equine Vet J 43 (1), 69-73 PubMed.
  • Monclin S J, Farnir F & Grauwels M (2011) Determination and tear break-up time reference values and ocular tolerance of tetracaine hydrochloride eyedrops in healthy horses. Equine Vet J 43 (1), 74-77 PubMed.


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