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Partial intravenous anaesthesia in the horse: a review of intravenous agents used to supplement equine inhalation anaesthesia. Part 2: opioids and alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonists.
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PMID:  24984895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To review the literature with regard to the use of different intravenous agents as supplements to inhalational anaesthesia in horses. The Part 2 of this review will focus in the use of opioids and α2 -agonists.
DATABASES USED: Pubmed and Web of Science. Search terms: horse, inhalant anaesthesia, balanced anaesthesia, partial intravenous anaesthesia, opioids, morphine, pethidine, butorphanol, methadone, fentanyl, alfentanil, remifentanil, sufentanil, xylazine, romifidine, detomidine, medetomidine and dexmedetomidine.
CONCLUSIONS: Different drugs and their combinations can be administered systemically in anaesthetized horses aiming to reduce the amount of the volatile agent while improving the recovery qualities and providing a multimodal analgesic approach. However, full studies as to whether these techniques improve cardiopulmonary status are not always available and potential disadvantages should also be considered.
Authors:
Miguel Gozalo-Marcilla; Frank Gasthuys; Stijn Schauvliege
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-2995     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Anaesth Analg     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-7-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100956422     Medline TA:  Vet Anaesth Analg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists and the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.
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