Anesthesia

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.

Getting the vapors: An education in inhalation anesthetics

Once you know the basics of vapor pressure, solubility and minimum alveolar concentration, youll be able to compare inhalants speed, control and potencyand know if youre getting the straight story from that sales rep.

Before the breath becomes unbearable: How vet techs can convince anyone a pet needs a dental

Reach more pets, prevent more periodontal disease and make more money for your practice with veterinary technicians who specialize in awake oral assessments.