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Anesthesia in kittens - a review of the literature with stress on the possibilities in Belgium

Authors
  • E. H. K. A. Peeters
  • N. Porters
  • P. E. J. Bols
  • M. Nelissen
  • C. P. H. Moons
  • H. de Rooster
  • I. Polis

Abstract

In Belgium, elective surgical procedures in very young small animals are rarely performed. Consequently, most veterinarians have little experience in anesthetizing pediatric patients. This article describes potential problems of anesthesia in kittens, which are mainly linked to their specific anatomy and physiology. Additionally, some practical anesthetic protocols are highlighted. Combinations with ketamine are practical, economical and efficient options.

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Peeters, E. & Porters, N. & Bols, P. & Nelissen, M. & Moons, C. & de Rooster, H. & Polis, I., (2012) “Anesthesia in kittens - a review of the literature with stress on the possibilities in Belgium”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 81(3), 129-137. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v81i3.18349

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28 Jun 2012
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