Dealing with Waste Anesthetic Gases

Waste anesthetic gases are a concern for veterinarians as they pose potential health risks for the hospital staff. Below are some frequently asked questions that may address some of your concerns. What are Waste Anesthetic Gases? Waste anesthetic gases are any inhalant anesthetics that leak into a room during the administration of general anesthesia. Potential sources of waste anesthetic gas include the anesthesia machine and associated equipment during the procedure and then the patient as they…

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Alfaxalone for Anesthesia in Dogs and Cats: What You Should Know

Alfaxalone, also known as alphaxolone or alphaxalone and used under the trade name Alfaxan®, is a neuroactive steroid and general anesthetic drug used in dogs and cats. It can be used as an induction agent or for general anesthesia. Although expensive, it has some important advantages. Below I’ll give you information about dosing, advantages, and some disadvantages. What is Alfaxalone? Alfaxalone is a neuroactive steroid that is approved for use as an injectable anesthetic agent…

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