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Anesthesia: recovery

Contributor(s): David Perpinan, Molly Varga

Introduction

  • Recovery from anesthesia Anesthesia: general is a critical period for rabbits.
  • 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

Other sources of information

  • Eatwell K (2014) Analgesia, Sedation and Anesthesia. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, UK. pp 138-159.

  • Heard D (2014) Lagomorphs (Rabbits, Hares and Pikas). In: Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia. 2nd edn. Eds: West G, Heard D & Caulkett N. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 879-891.
  • Hawkins M G & Pascoe P J (2012) Anesthesia, Analgesia and Sedation of Small Mammals. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Eds: Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W. Elsevier Saunders. pp 429-451.
  • Harcourt-Brown F (2002) Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. Elsevier, UK. pp 410.


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