General anaesthesia

Most of the surgical interventions in the horse require general anesthesia.  Anaesthetic induction through a central venous catheter ensures a slow and controlled transition to lateral recumbency. With the help of a crane the horse is positioned on a padded table. After insertion of an endotracheal tube anaesthesia is usually maintained with volatile anaesthetic drugs delivered from a large animal circle system.  The cardiovascular system as well as the ventilation will be monitored the whole time. Recovery of horses from general anaesthesia is supervised in an appropriate padded box

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