Anaesthetic-related deaths

Veterinary students in animal surgery 


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Other references of interest

  • Hubbell, J.A.E. and Muir, W.W. (2015) Oxygenation, oxygen delivery and anaesthesia in the horse. Equine Veterinary Journal, 47(1), pp. 25-35
  • Bille, C. et al. (2014) An evidence-based medicine approach to small animal anaesthetic mortality in a referral practice: the influence of initiating three recommendations on subsequent anaesthetic deaths. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 41(3), pp. 249-258
  • Lennox, A.M. (2014) Monitoring anaesthetics in exotics. The Veterinary Nurse, 5(6), pp. 306-311
  • Posner, L.P. et al. (2014) Perianesthetic morbidity and mortality in dogs undergoing cervical and thoracolumbar spinal surgery. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 41(2), pp. 137-144
  • Senior, J.M. (2013) Morbidity, mortality, and risk of general anesthesia in horses. (Special Issue: Topics in equine anesthesia). Veterinary Clinics of North America, Equine Practice, 29(1), pp. 1-18
  • Brodbelt, D. (2012) Anaesthetic deaths in cats in practice. Veterinary Ireland Journal, 2(3), pp. 151-156
  • Brodbelt, D.C. et al. (2006) Risk factors for anaesthetic-related death in referred dogs. Veterinary Record, 158(16), pp. 563-564

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Image: Veterinary students (4th year) during supervised skills training at the University Animal Hospital, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Photo by Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence.