Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Effect of anesthetic induction with propofol, alfaxalone or ketamine on intraocular pressure in catsWritten by Antonio Maria Tardo Med Vet PhD Student
- Intraocular pressure increased significantly in cats induced with propofol
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of propofol, alfaxalone and ketamine on intraocular pressure (IOP) in cats.In this prospective, masked, randomized clinical trial, a total of 43 ophthalmologically normal cats scheduled to undergo general anesthesia for various procedures were included. Following baseline IOP measurements using applanation tonometry, anesthesia was induced with pr...
Friday, 02 December 2022 Written by Michele Tumbarello Med Vet PhD student
The aim of this prospective, non-randomized study was to evaluate the effect of nine different premedication medications on the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux (GOR) in anesthetized dogs. Two hundred and seventy dogs undergoing non-intrathoracic, non-intrabdominal elective surgeries or invasive diagnostic procedures were included in the study and were allocated into nine groups (30 dogs/group) defined by the type of premedication administered. Premedicatio...
Monday, 21 November 2022
Smartwatches exhibit high accuracy in evaluating heart rate and peripheral oxygen saturation in catsWritten by Antonio Maria Tardo Med Vet PhD Student
- GF5xp and AppW6 exhibited high accuracy in evaluating HR and SpO2 in cats
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy for 2 smartwatches with oximetry technology and optical wrist heart rate (HR) or single-lead Electrocardiography (ECG) technology (Fenix 5X Plus [GF5xp], Garmin Ltd and Apple Watch 6 [AppW6], Apple Inc, respectively) versus reference methods (ECG and transmittance pulse oximetry [TPO], respectively) in measuring HR and peripheral oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (SpO2) in cats.10 male client-owned cats aged 8 to 12 months a...
Friday, 18 November 2022 Written by Michele Tumbarello Med Vet PhD student
- Local inflammation in subcutaneous fat at injection sites was noted
Buprenorphine is a common analgesic administered to rabbits and high concentration formulations can reduce handling stress without sacrificing pain relief. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of high concentration buprenorphine and its metabolites following multiple subcutaneous doses in the rabbit. Laboratory variables (complete blood cell count, biochemistry profile, urinalysis) were compared for drug effects and in...