Anesthesia

Sweet dreams: Use of low-dose dexmedetomidine for perioperative management of canine insulinoma

Judicious use of dexmedetomidine can be a useful adjunct in the management of dogs undergoing surgery to remove this pancreatic tumor.

Measuring blood pressure and managing hypotension in the surgical patient

During anesthesia, trends in blood pressure must be monitored to develop a protocol and manage hypotension.

From periphery to perception: the pathway to pain

In explaining how a noxious stimulus in the periphery becomes an electrical impulse in the cerebral cortex, veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. Mike Barletta ultimately makes a case for multimodal pain management.

I like big blocks and I cannot lie

Practical tips for improving your pain protocols and increasing veterinary patient comfort by extending local anesthetic blocks.

The ABCs of veterinary dentistry: V is for ventilation monitoring

Monitoring ventilation is critical in dogs and cats undergoing dental procedures.

Surgery STAT: How to perform a caudal epidural in horses

Caudal epidural anesthesia allows for invasive procedures while the horse is sedated in standing position without pain or discomfort.