Anesthesia

Is it pain or dysphoria? How to tell the difference and what to do about it

Having a thorough understanding of analgesia, pain and dysphoria is necessary to provide appropriate management interventions that will help achieve a positive outcome for your veterinary patients.

Leaky anesthesia machine? How to check the pressure systems

Ensuring that all parts of your veterinary anesthesia machine are in good working order requires both preventive care and routine maintenance. Here's how to detect leaks in your machine's pressure systems.

Leaky anesthesia machine? How to check the scavenging system

Using an anesthesia machine that is not working properly poses an unnecessary risk to both patients and personnel. Heres how to evaluate for leaks in your machines scavenging system.

Leaky anesthesia machine? How to check the breathing system

Every veterinary anesthesia machine should be checked regularly for proper function. Heres how to evaluate your machines breathing system, which should be tested prior to every use.

7 veterinary dentistry tips for general practitioners

Keep pet owners informed through the entire dental examination and extraction process, soothe fears about anesthesia, make jargon-free correlations and address cost concerns with advice from Kendall Taney, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD.

Is your veterinary patient suffering from pain or dysphoria?

The best outcome in patients receiving opioids requires the ability to differentiate pain from dysphoria. A veterinary technician specialist shares her approach.