Anesthesia, Pain Management
7th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
Although age is not a disease, we do see increased co-morbidities and limited resilience in our older patients. Best practices for these animals include use of readily available agents and techniques. Increased attention to detail and a respect for the fragile homeostasis brings clinical success and client appreciation.
a. Outpatient anesthesia and a robust adaptability in our approach are essential.
b. Goals include avoiding stress and maintenance of the patient’s daily routine.
c. These patients and clients are among our best and most valued resources.