There have been many changes in veterinary medicine since the fi rst edition
of Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses was published in 2003. There is an
increasing number of specialist referral hospitals, and the speciality of emergency
and critical care has blossomed in the United Kingdom. However, still
central to much that is achieved in veterinary practice is the ability to sedate
and anaesthetise patients safely. The protocols and methods involved in veterinary
anaesthesia are often complex and vary considerably from patient to
This reader-friendly guide helps veterinary nurses and technicians use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. Self-assessment questions, examples, logos, clinical hints and tips clarify important concepts and ensure that readers master everything they need to know about calculations in their day-to-day clinical environment.
The purpose of this manual is to provide the definitive
textbook for equine veterinary nurses. It will also
be useful to all those involved in the care and management
of the sick horse. There are a multitude of
excellent books available on managing the well
horse. For this reason, the basics of equine management
such as routine bandaging techniques are not
included here, since they are well explained elsewhere.
Instead the aim of this book is to provide new
information on the care and consideration, as well as
the art and science involved in looking after any sick
horse or pony....
In this second edition of Veterinary Emergency Medicine Secrets we have updated the chapters
from the first edition and added some new chapters based on new interests and involvement
of emergency veterinarians. This question-and-answer format continues to be a useful means of
offering information about veterinary emergency medicine. The stimuli for new questions and
answers have come from readers of the first edition, students in the arena of emergency and critical
care medicine, veterinary nurses and technicians, and chapter authors.
The topic of pharmacology usually escapes the attention of many college students by
virtue of the fact that pharmacology itself is rarely taught on the undergraduate level.
It generally is reserved for postbaccalaureate students who are enrolled in health
curricula associated with medicine, dentistry, nursing, and the veterinary sciences;
however, certain upper level undergraduates are interested in the subject. This book
is the product of teaching undergraduates the principles of pharmacology over the
last 20 years.