Manual of Equine Anesthesia And Analgesia

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2021-10-28
  • Publisher: Wiley

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A fully updated new edition of this practical guide to managing anesthesia in horses and other equids, providing updated and expanded information in a concise, easy-to-read format 

Manual of Equine Anesthesia and Analgesia provides practitioners and veterinary students with concise, highly practical guidance to anesthetizing horses, donkeys, and mules. Using a bulleted quick-reference format, this popular resource covers the basic physiological and pharmacological principles of anesthesia, patient preparation and monitoring, and the management of sedation and anesthesia. Chapters written by leading veterinary anesthesiologists contain numerous clinical images and illustrations, case examples, tables, diagrams, and boxed summaries of important points. 

Now in full color, the second edition features extensively revised and updated information throughout. New sections cover chronic pain, management of horses undergoing MRI, ventilators, nerve blocks for reproductive surgery, muscle relaxants, various new drugs, paravertebral anesthesia, treatment of pain using acupuncture and physical rehabilitation techniques, and more. Up-to-date appendices contain drug lists and dosages as well as equations related to equine cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This concise, easy-to-follow guide: 

  • Provides practical, clinically oriented information on anesthetizing equids  
  • Uses a bulleted format designed for fast access of key information 
  • Offers step-by-step instructions and diagrams of nerve blocks of the limbs, head, and ophthalmic structures  
  • Includes new coverage of topics including regulation of extracellular fluid and blood pressure, acid-base disorders, and hemodynamic effects of autonomic drugs 

Manual of Equine Anesthesia and Analgesia, Second Edition, remains a must-have resource for all equine practitioners and veterinary students involved with anesthetizing horses. 

Author Biography

The editors

Tom Doherty, MVB, MSc, Dip ACVAA, is Professor (retired) at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.  

Alex Valverde, DVM, DVSc, Dip ACVAA, is Professor at Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada.  

Rachel A. Reed, DVM, DACVAA, is Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1            Preoperative Evaluation

The risk of equine anesthesia

Tanya Duke-Novakovski

Patient preparation

Tanya Duke-Novakovski


Chapter 2            Serum Chemistry and Hematology

Carla Sommardahl


Chapter 3            The Cardiovascular System

Physiology of the cardiovascular system

Tamara Grubb

Evaluation of the cardiovascular system

Daniel G. Kenney


Chapter 4            The Respiratory System

Anatomy of the respiratory system

Robert Reed

Physiology of the respiratory system

Carolyn Kerr

Evaluation of the respiratory system

Tom Doherty

Airway management

Tom Doherty


Tanner Snowden, Jim Schumacher


Chapter 5            The renal system

Natalie S. Chow


Chapter 6            Neurophysiology and Neuroanesthesia

Tanya Duke-Novakovski


Chapter 7            The autonomic nervous system

Christine Egger


Chapter 8            Electrolyte and Fluid therapy


Rachel A. Reed

Fluid therapy

Christopher K. Smith


Chapter 9            Acid-base Physiology

Traditional approach

Alex Valverde, Tom Doherty

Physicochemical approach

Diego Gomez, Alex Valverde


Chapter 10         Hemostasis and hemotherapy  


Kira L. Epstein


Kira L. Epstein


Chapter 11         Thermoregulation

Chiara E. Hampton


Chapter 12         Pharmacology of drugs used in equine anesthesia



Alpha2 adrenergic agonists







Tiletamine and zolazepam (TZ)




Alicia Skelding

Intravenous lidocaine

               Patricia Queiroz-Williams

Horse related drug regulations in Europe

Regula Bettschart-Wolfensberger, Simone K Ringer


Chapter 13         Inhalational anesthetics

Rachel A. Reed


Chapter 14         Local anesthetics

               Catherine M. Creighton, Leigh Lamont


Chapter 15    Neuromuscular blocking agents in horses

Manuel Martin-Flores, Daniel M. Sakai


Chapter 16         Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Corticosteroids

Stephanie Kleine


Chapter 17         Anesthetic machines and equipment

Rachel A. Reed


Chapter 18         Positioning the anesthetized horse        

Hui Chu Lin


Chapter 19         Monitoring

Monitoring the central nervous system

Joanna C. Murrell

Cardiovascular monitoring

Alanna N. Johnson

Respiratory monitoring

Alanna N. Johnson

Anesthetic agent monitoring

Alanna N. Johnson

Monitoring temperature

Chiara E Hampton

Monitoring neuromuscular function

Manuel Martin-Flores, Daniel M Sakai


Chapter 20         Standing sedation

Catherine M. Creighton


Chapter 21 General anesthesia techniques

Inhalational anesthesia

Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA)

Partial intravenous anesthesia (PIVA)

         Regula Bettschart-Wolfensberger, Simone K. Ringer

Chapter 22         Anesthesia of the head and neck

Anesthesia of the head

Jim Schumacher, John Schumacher, Ray Wilhite

Maxillary nerve block in donkeys

Usama Hagag

Cervical plexus block

Luis Campoy

Chapter 23         Local anesthesia of the eye

Daniel S. Ward


Chapter 24         Anesthesia of the Limbs

Jim Schumacher, John Schumacher, Ray Wilhite

Chapter 25         Anesthesia of the perineum and testicle

Pudendal nerve block – Electrostimulation technique

Kirsty Gallacher, Luiz Santos



Pudendal nerve block – blind approach

Jim Schumacher

Local anesthesia for castration

Phillip D. Jones


Chapter 26 Anesthesia of the abdominal wall

Thoracolumbar paravertebral block (TPVB) - Electrostimulation technique

Luiz Santos, Kirsty Gallacher

Paravertebral nerve block – Blind technique

Alex Valverde

Transversus abdominis plane block

Alex Valverde, Flavio Freitag

Caudal intercostal block for abdominal surgery (CIBAS)

Benjamin Gingold

Chapter 27 - Epidural analgesia and anesthesia

Alex Valverde

Chapter 28         Pathophysiology of pain

Rachel A. Reed

Chapter 29         Pain recognition in horses

Karina B. Gleerup, Casper Lindegaard, Pia Haubro Andersen


Chapter 30         Management of Pain

The pharmacologic approach to pain management

Rachel A. Reed

Rehabilitation modalities for acute and chronic pain in horses

Tena L. Ursini

Equine acupuncture

Neal Valk


Chapter 31         Anesthesia of foals

Tom Doherty, Alex Valverde


Chapter 32         Anesthesia of horses with intestinal emergencies (colic)

Tom Doherty


Chapter 33         Anesthesia of the geriatric horse

Reza M. Seddighi

Chapter 34         Anesthesia and pregnancy

Lydia Donaldson


Chapter 35         Anesthesia for equine imaging

               Carrie A. Davis


Chapter 36         Anesthesia of Donkeys and Mules

Anatomical, physiological, and behavioral differences

               Suzanne L. Burnham

Sedation and Anesthesia of Donkeys and Mules

                              Tom Doherty

Donkey pain assessment scales

Machteld van Dierendonck , Thijs van Loon


Chapter 37         Remote capture of equids

Nigel Caulkett

Chapter 38         Complications

Intraoperative hypotension

Christopher K. Smith, Tom Doherty

Intraoperative hypertension

Tom Doherty

Hypoxia and Hypoxemia

Rachel A. Reed


Tom Doherty

Pulmonary edema as a consequence of airway obstruction

Tom Doherty


Tom Doherty

Postanesthetic myopathy

Krista B. Mitchell


Rachel A. Reed

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP)

Alanna Johnson, Rachel A. Reed

Malignant hyperthermia

Alanna Johnson, Rachel A. Reed

Delayed awakening and recovery

                              Tom Doherty

Paraphimosis and Priaprism

Meggan Graves, Jim Schumacher

Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions

Rachel A. Reed

Intra-carotid and perivascular injections

Rachel A. Reed

Equine cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Genevieve Bussieres


Chapter 39  Recovery from anesthesia

Bernd Driessen


Chapter 40         Euthanasia

               Ron Jones, Tom Doherty

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