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Equine Practice
Recovery from anaesthesia in horses
  1. Adam Auckburally

    Adam Auckburally graduated from Liverpool in 1998. After six years in mixed practice, he completed a three-year residency in veterinary anaesthesia at Glasgow, where he is currently a lecturer in veterinary anaesthesia, with responsibility for equine anaesthesia and analgesia. He is a European specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia.

  2. Derek Flaherty

    Derek Flaherty graduated from Glasgow in 1988, where he is currently a senior lecturer in veterinary anaesthesia and head of the anaesthesia service. He is a member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and is a European and RCVS specialist in veterinary anaesthesia.

2. Avoiding complications


COMPLICATIONS arising during recovery from anaesthesia in horses are common and, in many cases, potentially fatal. This article, the second of two reviewing this subject, considers how complications might be prevented, with particular emphasis on the different techniques available for assisted recovery. An article published in the July/August issue (In Practice, volume 31, pp 340-347) discussed problems associated with recovery from anaesthesia in horses and how they might be managed appropriately.

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