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2011 AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

Published in 2011 (Nov/Dec)



Because of the many variables that must be considered when sedating or anesthetizing a dog or cat, AAHA has developed new anesthesia guidelines for veterinary professionals.

The AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats cover various aspects of anesthesia, such as patient evaluation and examination, diagnostic evaluation, induction and maintenance recommendations, monitoring parameters, equipment, pain management, and staffing recommendations, as well as the following:

  • Troubleshooting Complications
  • Areas of Controversy
  • Anesthetic Equipment Checklist
  • Recommended Monitoring Tools

These Guidelines are made possible through a generous educational grant from Abbott Animal Health and were published in the 2011 November/December edition of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (JAAHA).

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