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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.
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Anaesthetising the Cardiac Disease Patient

This article discusses the considerations for anaesthetising patients with cardiac disease.
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Temperature Management in Sedated and Anaesthetised Patients

Hypothermia is a common complication of anaesthesia. This article examines the effects of hypothermia on our patients and the methods of maintaining heat in our patients.
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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.
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Use of Alfaxan in Paediatric Patients

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.
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Use of Alfaxan in Geriatric Patients

Dogs and cats are living longer than ever before, in part due to improved availability and options for veterinary care. Find out how to best manage older patients when using Alfaxan.