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Anesthesia Procedures


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General anesthesia in a horse to perform radiography

Anesthetic procedures at the University of Tennessee are performed by board-certified anesthesiologists who received at least three years of specialized training in the field of veterinary anesthesia. Their expertise and the availability of sophisticated monitoring equipment, anesthetic machines capable of assisted ventilation, and the safest anesthetic agents available, minimize risks associated with general anesthesia in horses. To minimize injuries associated with recovery from anesthesia, horses are continuously observed during the recovery, which takes place in a padded recovery box. For difficult recoveries horses are assisted with a tail-tie, or a sling (UC Davis sling). Our anesthesia team is experienced in controlling pain in perioperative period.

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Preparation of the recovery in a horse
suffering from a neurological disease
- Anderson sling being used

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Induction of anesthesia in a horse


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