• In this thoroughly updated and much expanded third edition, this book dive provides comprehensive coverage of the world of veterinary anesthesia and pain management. Opening with a detailed exploration of inhalant anesthetic equipment and its essential accessories, emphasizing the crucial role of preoperative blood work and its interpretations, coverage continues with a systematic introduction to clinical anesthetic practice, encompassing premedication drugs and dosages, intravenous induction options, and concluding in a discussion of modern inhalant anesthetics. These chapters shine a spotlight on a newly approved drug, showcasing the practical application of Zenalpha® (medetomidine and vatinoxan) for a range of sedative and anesthetic combinations in dogs and cats.

    • Updated chapters also cover a wide range of scenarios and procedures, including:
    • injectable and sedative combinations
    • monitoring anesthetic depth and antinociception, utilizing EEG (electroencephalography) and Parasympathetic Tone Analysis (PTA) devices
    • comprehensive guidance on intervening in cases of abnormalities.
    • anesthetic considerations, management, and interventions
    • commonly encountered ECG (electrocardiography) issues
    • anesthesia for minimally invasive endoscopic procedures and regular endoscopy
    • locoregional blocks, including both traditional and ultrasound-guided methods
    • acupuncture, herbal medicine, and photobiomodulation therapy

    This clinically focused text draws upon practical experience and clinical evidence from various sources. It provides drug dosages and anesthetic protocols in tabular form, complemented by over 400 illustrations that enhance comprehension and visual clarity.

    Small Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management has become a cornerstone in veterinary practice education and, with this third edition, it continues to provide invaluable practical information for small animal practitioners, veterinary technicians/nurses, as well as veterinary and veterinary nursing students.

  • Chapter 1: Essential equipment for inhalant anesthesia

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 2: Necessity of Preoperative Blood Work and Urine Analysis for Anesthesia

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 3: Preanesthetic medication: drugs and dosages

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 4: Intravenous Anesthetic Agents: Versatile Options for Dogs and Cats

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 5: Inhalant anesthetic agents

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 6: Anesthesia monitoring and management

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 7: Optimizing Anesthesia Depth and Pain Control: Applying Electroencephalography and Heart Rate Variability Monitoring for Individualized Care

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 8: Perioperative fluid therapy

    Ann Weil and Jeff Ko

    Chapter 9: Blood components and transfusion therapy

    Paula Johnson and J. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff

    Chapter 10: Injectable sedative and anesthesia–analgesia combinations for surgical and diagnostic procedures

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 11: Considerations for Anesthesia in Specific Diseases and Organ Dysfunction

    Ann Weil and Jeff Ko

    Chapter 12: Anesthetic Considerations for Airway and Thoracic Surgery with Emphasis on Optimal Airway Management and Ventilation

    Ann Weil and Jeff Ko

    Chapter 13: Anesthetic considerations for upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures

    Ann Weil

    Chapter 14: Anesthetic considerations for minimally invasive surgical procedures

    Ann Weil

    Chapter 15: Anesthetic considerations for neurologic patients

    Ann Weil

    Chapter 16: Anesthetic considerations for common ophthalmic surgery

    Carla Murillo and Jeff Ko

    Chapter 17: Anesthetic considerations for orthopedic surgical patients

    Bonnie L Hay Kraus

    Chapter 18: Anesthetic Considerations in Dental and Oral-Facial Surgeries

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 19: Analgesia and sedation of emergency/intensive care unit patients

    Elizabeth J Thomovsky and Aimee C Brooks

    Chapter 20: Anesthetic emergencies and cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 21: Perioperative cardiac arrhythmias and treatments

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 22: Local anesthetic agents and anesthetic techniques

    Jeff Ko and Tomohito Inoue

    Chapter 23: Ultrasound-guided locoregional blocks: An emerging trend in veterinary practice for dogs and cats

    Lauren Duffee

    Chapter 24: Acute pain management and principles

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 25: Management of neuropathic pain in dogs and cats

    Talisha M Moore and Stephanie A Thomovsky

    Chapter 26: Chronic pain management for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats

    Tamara L Grubb

    Chapter 27: Oncologic pain management and radiation therapy

    Nicholas J Rancilio and Keiko Murakami

    Chapter 28: Photobiomodulation therapy in pain management

    Lisa A Miller and Andrea L Looney

    Chapter 29: Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies For Pain Management In Small Animals

    Kim Mayers and Stephanie A Thomovsky

    Chapter 30: Rehabilitation and pain management for veterinary patients

    Stephanie A Thomovsky and Kim Mayers

    Chapter 31: Enhancing Anesthesia and Pain Management in Shelter Medicine: Practical Protocols and Considerations

    Jeff Ko

    Chapter 32: Streamlining Anesthesia and Surgery Management for Veterinary Hospitals: Practical Insights for Optimal Care

    Ann Weil and Jeff Ko

    Chapter 33: Compassionate Euthanasia in Veterinary Practice: Methods, Considerations, and Careful Implementation

    Jeff Ko

    Appendix (Anesthetic dosage reference ranges)

  • Dr Jeff Ko

    Earned his veterinary degree from Taiwan in 1981 and pursued advanced studies and residency training in veterinary anesthesiology at the University of Illinois between 1990-1992. Commencing his academic journey as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech between 1992-1994. He obtained his diplomate status in 1995. He then ascended through the ranks at the University of Florida and Oklahoma State University, ultimately achieving the position of full professor in 2005. Since 2006, he has held the roles of full professor and clinical anesthesiologist at Purdue University.

    With a prolific career, Dr. Ko has authored over 110 scientific articles in esteemed journals. His expertise has led him to deliver numerous presentations to veterinary practitioners, both domestically and internationally. A prominent focus of his work lies in injectable anesthetic combinations, which have become integral to daily practice for many professionals.

    More recently, Dr. Ko has directed his attention toward the utilization of electroencephalography and Parasympathetic Tone Analysis monitors for gauging anesthesia depth and monitoring nociception levels. This strategic approach, applied in both clinical settings and research endeavors, showcases his evolving interests.

    The culmination of Dr. Ko's extensive experience and wisdom, along with contributions from other experts, is manifested in this third edition of the book. This book offers a swift and accessible overview, enriched with a multitude of visual aids including pictures, tables and figures. With years of collective insights, it stands as a concise, yet comprehensive resource tailored to students, technicians, and practitioners.

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