Anaesthesia secrets: the latest best practice for brachycephalic dogs
The brachycephalic breeds have become very popular worldwide in recent years. The anaesthetic management of these dogs represent challenges before, during and after any surgical or diagnostic procedure. Independently if they are going to be anaesthetized for a procedure related to the brachycephalic syndrome, or for something totally unrelated (elective or an emergency), these animals have some particular characteristics that makes them more susceptible of developing complications. Additionally, many of these patients have further comorbidities (e. g. hiatal hernia, laryngeal paralysis, etc) making the anaesthetic very demanding. In this webinar, we will discuss the safest approach and how to maximize the success in these cases.
Recording from 11.04.2018
Dr Fernando Martinez Taboada, DVM CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS
Fernando graduated in Spain and worked for a number of years in small animal practice and research both in Spain and the UK. He did an internship and then a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia at the University of Bristol. He obtained the Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia by the RCVS in 2007 and became a European Diplomate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2011 (ECVAA).
Over the years, Fernando has worked as an anaesthesiologist at both private and university teaching hospitals in the UK and Australia (Cambridge University and the University of Sydney), and he was head of anaesthesia and analgesia at various referral hospitals in the UK. He returned in 2017 to the University of Sydney to lead the anaesthesia and analgesia service. His areas of interest are;
• Local anaesthetics: Epidural and spinal anaesthesia, development of novel technical approaches and anaesthetic combinations, electrical and ultrasonographic nerves location, perineural and wound soaking catheters.
• Analgesia in chronic and oncological pain, including interventional pain management.
• Intensive care, especially ventilation (physiology, practical aspects, uses in anaesthesia and ICU, and equipment).