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Feature September 2017 Issue

Anesthesia in Veterinary Medicine

Following surgery, a patient will gradually emerge from her slumber and be fully awake within a half-hour to an hour. She will be monitored carefully.

Anesthesia in Veterinary Medicine

Virtually all feline surgical procedures — whether brief and relatively simple or lengthy and complicated — require that the patient’s pain perception be dulled, if not totally blocked, by an anesthetic drug of some sort.

These days, sleep-inducing chemical substances are commonly used by veterinarians to reduce or eliminate pain in procedures ranging from such complex interventions as the excision of a brain tumor or the removal of a mass in the chest to such comparatively…

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