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Avian Anesthesia

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Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS(ECC), reviews the important considerations while performing anesthesia on avian patients.

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Sarah Harris

CVT VTS(ECC)

Enrolled: 02/2014

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Hailey Cortez's picture

Hi! In the video you say to keep O2 low, what’s an approximate rate for that?

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Good question Hailey. When using a non-rebreather circuit oxygen flowrates can contribute to hypothermia. The calculations for non-rebreathers depends on the set-up you are using, but generally speaking I use the formula of 100-300mL/kg/min, but do not drop below 0.5L/min to ensure adequate delivery of both O2 and the inhalant medication.