Anesthetic Management of the Equine Dystocia
Presenter: Lauren Duffee, VMD, DACVAA
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
This segment reviews the anesthetic considerations for the periparturient mare. This presentation will provide the participant with a review of physiologic changes with pregnancy and with fetal development. This course will also provide the participant with the pharmacologic differences and considerations between the pregnant mare and the non-pregnant animal and will provide the basic understanding needed to develop an appropriate anesthetic plan for these cases. This presentation will also provide management strategies for intraoperative complications including severe V/Q mismatching, hypotension, and ventilatory control.