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Anaesthesia and analgesia in reptiles is not more difficult than in any other veterinary species. However, general practitioners often lose the opportunity to perform different procedures in snakes, lizards, chelonians and crocodilians because they may feel uncomfortable with anaesthesia and ...

Author(s)
Perpiñán, D.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2018, 23, 4, pp 236-243
Abstract

Reptiles have the anatomic and physiologic structures needed to detect and perceive pain. Reptiles are capable of demonstrating painful behaviors. Most of the available literature indicates pure μ-opioid receptor agonists are best to provide analgesia in reptiles. Multimodal analgesia should be...

Author(s)
Perry, S. M.; Nevarez, J. G.
Publisher
Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 2018, 21, 1, pp 1-16
Abstract

Although our understanding of reptile analgesia continues to develop, µ-opioid receptor agonists are currently the most effective analgesics in a variety of reptile species. Fentanyl, a potent, short-acting, μ- and δ-opioid receptor agonist, is formulated for use as a transdermal therapeutic system ...

Author(s)
Darrow, B. G.; Myers, G. E.; KuKanich, B.; Sladky, K. K.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2016, 26, 3/4, pp 94-99
Abstract

Background: There is minimal research into reptile pain management and analgesic protocols, and current opinions surrounding this topic are outdated; the last significant study was carried out by Read in 2004. The aim of this current study was to consider the current ideas and highlight any...

Author(s)
Ayers, H.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2016, 7, 5, pp 292-300
Abstract

This 3rd Edition provides a complete veterinary reference for reptiles and amphibians, including specific sections on practice management and development; taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, behavior, stress and welfare; captive husbandry and management including nutrition, heating and lighting;...

Author(s)
Divers, S. J.; Stahl, S. J.
Publisher
W.B. Saunders, London, UK
Citation
Mader's reptile and amphibian medicine surgery, 2019, Ed.3, pp 1537 pp.
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effects of midazolam and nitrous oxide (N2O) on the minimum anesthetic concentration of isoflurane (MACISO) in ball pythons. Study design: Prospective, crossover, randomized, semi-blinded study. Animals: A total of nine healthy adult female ball pythons (Python regius)...

Author(s)
Larouche, C. B.; Mosley, C.; Beaufrère, H.; Dutton, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 2019, 46, 6, pp 807-814
Abstract

In reptiles, administration of safe and effective anesthesia and analgesia presents unique challenges to the veterinary practitioner. Reptiles are often, presented with chronic disease, signs of dehydration, malnutrition and secondary bacterial infections are common; throughout preanesthetic...

Author(s)
Schumacher, J.
Publisher
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Medicina Veterinaria de Emergencias y Cuidadas Intensivos, Maldonado, Uruguay
Citation
Journal LAVECC, 2012, 4, 3, pp 174-178
Abstract

Locoregional techniques are used in exotic pets to improve perioperative analgesia as well as decrease the requirement of systemic analgesics during and after invasive surgeries. This article focuses on the techniques that have been described for exotic mammals, birds, and reptiles, focusing on...

Author(s)
D'Ovidio, D.; Adami, C.
Publisher
Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 2019, 22, 2, pp 301-314
Abstract

Objective: To determine pharmacokinetic dosing strategy in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) and red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) based on two subcutaneously (SC) administered doses of hydromorphone (0.5 and 1.0 mg kg-1). Study design: Randomized crossover study. Animals: Six healthy...

Author(s)
Hawkins, S. J.; Cox, S.; Yaw, T. J.; Sladky, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 2019, 46, 3, pp 352-359
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate if intramuscular (IM) lidocaine potentiates the sedative effects of alfaxalone and results in cardiopulmonary changes in sedated bearded dragons. Study design: Prospective experimental crossover study. Animals: A group of eight adult bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)...

Author(s)
Ferreira, T. H.; Mans, C.; Girolamo, N. di
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 2019, 46, 4, pp 496-500

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