Veterinary anesthesia myths and misconceptions

Downtown Charlotte, NC

Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS, explains common myths and misconceptions surround veterinary anesthesia and analgesia.

There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to veterinary anesthesia. Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS, explains a few of the most common myths and what clinicians should do instead.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS: I have like a long list of myths to talk about, you know. We did an hour at Fetch [Charlotte] with Stephen Cital, Tasha McNerney, and myself. And we could have honestly talked for 4 or 5 hours, just going through the long list of myths associated with anesthesia. But if I had to choose, I would say that the most common myth centered around anesthesia has to do with the drugs and there's there's so many, but I'm just gonna throw one out there, and that is that butorphanol is an appropriate analgesic agent for surgical pain. This is so not true, and we have a lot of evidence now to support that.

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