Tag: anaesthesia

Anaesthesia-free dentistry on the rise

Picture: John Morton

Vets are warning pet owners of the dangers of lay dental practitioners offering anaesthesia-free dentistry. The AVA has noted an increasing number of non-veterinary companies offering cleaning and scaling on conscious pets, but the organisation says the practice fails to provide adequate dental care and can cause harm. Anaesthesia-free dentistry […]

Abstracts: The effects of diazepam or midazolam on the dose of propofol required to induce anaesthesia in cats

OBJECTIVES: Assess effects of benzodiazepine administration on the propofol dose required to induce anaesthesia in healthy cats, investigate differences between midazolam and diazepam, and determine an optimal benzodiazepine dose for co-induction. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomised, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS: Ninety client-owned cats (ASA I and II) with a median […]