Anesthesia

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At Tufts Equine Center, we understand that each patient is unique. Age, breed, health and personality are all factors that must be evaluated prior to undergoing anesthesia. Our highly trained team of board-certified anesthesiologists and certified technician anesthetists provides each patient with an individualized plan that incorporates both the latest research and our many years of experience. We are committed to patient safety and comfort, and we take every precaution to ensure your horse is treated under optimal conditions. We operate state-of-the-art equipment to monitor heart and lung function as well as anesthetic depth. Our anesthesiologists are nationally recognized for their expertise in preventing and treating pain while remaining dedicated to our mission of providing superior clinical service to our patients.

Advanced Techniques in Anesthesia and Pain Management

  • Epidural injections and catheters
  • Wound soaker catheters
  • Sedation for minor procedures
  • Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) for selected cases
  • Management of difficult airways: nasotracheal tubes, nasopharyngeal tubes and fiberoptic-assisted intubation
  • Mechanical ventilation using specially manufactured large animal ventilators
  • Transfusion therapy
  • Metabolic indices in critical patients, such as colloid oncotic pressure and Thromboelastography
  • Assisted anesthetic recovery

Advanced Monitoring

  • Arterial blood pressure
  • Arterial blood gases
  • Capnography

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