Neuromuscular blocking agents in equine anesthesia.

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Abstract

In summary, neuromuscular blocking agents can be used safely and to advantage in equine anesthesia. Muscle-relaxant use in equine anesthesia has been helped by the development of new relaxants such as atracurium, which has a reliable and reproducible duration of action. There are certain cases that benefit particularly by the use of relaxants but their use is not limited to these cases. These cases involve horses that experience persistent movement and hypotension during anesthesia, are undergoing ophthalmic or abdominal surgery or fracture repair, or are severely ill. Horses receiving muscle relaxants during anesthesia require mechanical ventilation, and neuromuscular blockade should be monitored with a peripheral-nerve stimulator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-606
Number of pages20
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Neuromuscular blocking agents in equine anesthesia. / Hildebrand, Susan.

In: The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice, Vol. 6, No. 3, 01.01.1990, p. 587-606.

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