Exotis ISSN 2398-2985

Ferrets

Anesthetic recovery

Contributor(s): David Perpinan, Vicki Baldrey

Introduction

  • Recovery from anesthesia is a critical period for small exotic mammals.
  • In a small animal survey, more than half of all anesthetic-related mortalities occurred in the post-operative period.
  • Therefore, close monitoring, particularly in the first 3 h after ending anesthesia, is recommended.

Basic principles

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Immediate post-operative period

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Mid post-operative period

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Late post-operative period

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Wenger S (2012) Anesthesia and analgesia in rabbits and rodents. J Exotic Pet Med 21 (1), 7-16 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Johnson-Delaney C A (2017) Analgesia and Anaesthesia. In: Ferret Medicine and Surgery. Ed: Johnson-Delaney C A. CRC Press, USA. pp 377-387.
  • Hawkins M G & Pascoe P J (2012) Anesthesia, Analgesia and Sedation of Small Mammals. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery3rd edn. Eds: Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W. Elsevier Saunders, USA. pp 429-451.


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