Journal article

Differences in need for hemodynamic support in horses anesthetized with sevoflurane as compared to isoflurane.

Bernd Driessen, Lawrence Nann, Robin Benton, Raymond Boston

Vet Anaesth Analg | Published : 2006


OBJECTIVE: To study whether hemodynamic function in horses, particularly mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), is better maintained with sevoflurane than isoflurane, thus requiring less pharmacological support. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical investigation. Animals Thirty-nine racehorses undergoing arthroscopy in lateral recumbency. METHODS: Horses were assigned to receive either isoflurane (n = 20) or sevoflurane (n = 19) at 0.9-1.0 minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) for maintenance of anesthesia. Besides routine clinical monitoring, cardiac output (CO) was measured by lithium dilution. Hemodynamic support was prescribed as follows: when MAP decreased to 85 mmHg or heart rate ..

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