Paper summary: Intramuscular butorphanol/alfaxalone combination for sedation of cats prior to echocardiography
The sedation of cats prior to cardiac examination requires a drug protocol that has minimal effects on the cardiovascular system. This study examined a combination of butorphanol and alfaxalone administered intramuscularly on echocardiographic assessment and on cardiovascular function.
Do heated intravenous fluids help keep our patients warm?
Researchers at the National School of Veterinary Medicine in France studied the clinical efficacy of heated intravenous fluids as a method of preventing hypothermia in cats. This article provides a summary of the research results.
Our paediatric patients deserve the best start to life, so when anaesthesia is required, it is vital to understand that their physiology is different from our adult patients. Continue reading to find out more.