WVC 91st Annual Conference
This lecture will focus on safely providing field anesthesia in the horse. The session will focus on short term anesthesia (15 to 25 minutes) but include information on extending the anesthetic period for up to 60 minutes. The discussion will include information on the use of alpha-2 agonists, opioid agonists, ketamine, and guaifenesin and midazolam infusions. Safety for both the horse and the attending personnel will be emphasized.