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Propofol

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Introduction

Name

  • Propofol.

Class of drug

  • Ultra short-acting phenolic intravenous anesthetic.

Uses

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Indications

  • General anesthesia in cats and dogs.
  • Preferred to thiopental in 'Sight hounds'.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Pereira G G et al (2004) Effects of propofol on the electrocardiogram and systolic blood pressure of healthy cats pre-medicated with acepromazineVet Anaesth Analg 31 (3), 235-238 DOI
  • Mendes G M, Selmi A L, Barbudo-Selmi G R, Lins B T & Figueiredo J P (2003) Clinical use of dexmedetomidine as premedicant in cats undergoing propofol-sevoflurane anaesthesiaJ Feline Med Surg (5), 265-270 PubMed DOI.
  • Hall T L et al (1999) The effect of opioid and acepromazine premedication on the anesthetic induction dose of propofol in cats. Can Vet J 40, (12) 867-70.
  • Heldmann E et al (1999) Use of propofol to manage seizure activity after surgical treatment of portosystemic shunts. J Small Anim Pract 40, (12) 590-4.

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. 
  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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