Use of propofol for induction and maintenance of anesthesia in a barn owl (Tyto alba) undergoing tracheal resection

Khursheed R. Mama, Lyndsay Phillips, Peter J Pascoe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An adult barn owl (Tyto alba) was evaluated for respiratory distress. A partial proximal tracheal obstruction was diagnosed, and surgical resection of the affected segment was elected. Anesthesia was induced with 4 mg i.v. propofol and maintained with 0.5 mg/kg/min propofol by continuous i.v. infusion. Heart rate, direct arterial blood pressure, respiratory rate, and arterial blood gases were measured prior to and during the anesthetic period. Mean arterial blood pressure decreased from 148 mm Hg to 130 mm Hg transiently following anesthetic induction. Arterial blood gas values were within normal limits (carbon dioxide = 34.3 mm Hg and oxygen = 86.7 mm Hg 15 min following induction). No complications were noted, and recovery was timely and uneventful. These results suggest that propofol may be used as an intravenous anesthetic for short surgical procedures in barn owls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume27
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996

Fingerprint

Strigiformes
Tyto alba
Propofol
resection
anesthetic
anesthetics
anesthesia
Arterial Pressure
Anesthesia
blood
Maintenance
blood gases
blood pressure
Anesthetics
Gases
Intravenous Anesthetics
Respiratory Rate
distress
Carbon Dioxide
heart rate

Keywords

  • Barn owl
  • Intravenous anesthesia
  • Propofol
  • Tracheal resection
  • Tyto alba

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • veterinary(all)

Cite this

@article{d853d2dc8a9c46989da8bde163b6327d,
title = "Use of propofol for induction and maintenance of anesthesia in a barn owl (Tyto alba) undergoing tracheal resection",
abstract = "An adult barn owl (Tyto alba) was evaluated for respiratory distress. A partial proximal tracheal obstruction was diagnosed, and surgical resection of the affected segment was elected. Anesthesia was induced with 4 mg i.v. propofol and maintained with 0.5 mg/kg/min propofol by continuous i.v. infusion. Heart rate, direct arterial blood pressure, respiratory rate, and arterial blood gases were measured prior to and during the anesthetic period. Mean arterial blood pressure decreased from 148 mm Hg to 130 mm Hg transiently following anesthetic induction. Arterial blood gas values were within normal limits (carbon dioxide = 34.3 mm Hg and oxygen = 86.7 mm Hg 15 min following induction). No complications were noted, and recovery was timely and uneventful. These results suggest that propofol may be used as an intravenous anesthetic for short surgical procedures in barn owls.",
keywords = "Barn owl, Intravenous anesthesia, Propofol, Tracheal resection, Tyto alba",
author = "Mama, {Khursheed R.} and Lyndsay Phillips and Pascoe, {Peter J}",
year = "1996",
month = "9",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "27",
pages = "397--401",
journal = "Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine",
issn = "1042-7260",
publisher = "American Association of Zoo Veterinarians",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Use of propofol for induction and maintenance of anesthesia in a barn owl (Tyto alba) undergoing tracheal resection

AU - Mama, Khursheed R.

AU - Phillips, Lyndsay

AU - Pascoe, Peter J

PY - 1996/9

Y1 - 1996/9

N2 - An adult barn owl (Tyto alba) was evaluated for respiratory distress. A partial proximal tracheal obstruction was diagnosed, and surgical resection of the affected segment was elected. Anesthesia was induced with 4 mg i.v. propofol and maintained with 0.5 mg/kg/min propofol by continuous i.v. infusion. Heart rate, direct arterial blood pressure, respiratory rate, and arterial blood gases were measured prior to and during the anesthetic period. Mean arterial blood pressure decreased from 148 mm Hg to 130 mm Hg transiently following anesthetic induction. Arterial blood gas values were within normal limits (carbon dioxide = 34.3 mm Hg and oxygen = 86.7 mm Hg 15 min following induction). No complications were noted, and recovery was timely and uneventful. These results suggest that propofol may be used as an intravenous anesthetic for short surgical procedures in barn owls.

AB - An adult barn owl (Tyto alba) was evaluated for respiratory distress. A partial proximal tracheal obstruction was diagnosed, and surgical resection of the affected segment was elected. Anesthesia was induced with 4 mg i.v. propofol and maintained with 0.5 mg/kg/min propofol by continuous i.v. infusion. Heart rate, direct arterial blood pressure, respiratory rate, and arterial blood gases were measured prior to and during the anesthetic period. Mean arterial blood pressure decreased from 148 mm Hg to 130 mm Hg transiently following anesthetic induction. Arterial blood gas values were within normal limits (carbon dioxide = 34.3 mm Hg and oxygen = 86.7 mm Hg 15 min following induction). No complications were noted, and recovery was timely and uneventful. These results suggest that propofol may be used as an intravenous anesthetic for short surgical procedures in barn owls.

KW - Barn owl

KW - Intravenous anesthesia

KW - Propofol

KW - Tracheal resection

KW - Tyto alba

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0038261028&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0038261028&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0038261028

VL - 27

SP - 397

EP - 401

JO - Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

JF - Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

SN - 1042-7260

IS - 3

ER -