Induction, Maintenance and Recovery of Anaesthesia in the Ferrret Using Sevoflurane

By : Sanaa Zaki, S. Tzannes, M. Govendir, Richard Malik

The ferret has unique anatomical and physiological characteristics, which favour the use of inhalational agents for the induction of anaesthesia. The use of halothane and isoflurane in the ferret has been widely documented; however, there is a lack of information on sevoflurane use in this species.

A technique for inducing and maintaining general anaesthesia in ferrets using sevoflurane is described. Despite the ferret’s small size, spirited temperament and reluctance to be restrained, induction of anaesthesia using this technique is typically rapid, well tolerated and safe.

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE ARTICLE (THIRD PARTY SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

Recent Articles

IMHA

IMHA Dr Sophia Tzannes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLbc1KHuKus&feature=youtu.be What is IMHA? IMHA stands for immune mediated haemolytic anaemia. So this is one of the most common immune mediated

Read More »

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis Dr Stephanie Leeder What is leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a zoonotic bacterial disease caused by the motile spirochetes of the leptospira species How does infection

Read More »