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Anaesthetic for certain breeds

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MarcoPoloCX Sat 26-Mar-16 15:23:55

My mum's dog is going to be spayed next week.

It's a brachycephalic breed and I have read somewhere in an US website that vets should avoid certain anaesthetics and sedatives such as acepromazine, xylazine and halothane.

I wonder if UK vets follow a certain guideline and whether it's worth her mentioning it to her vet.

Greyhorses Sat 26-Mar-16 17:08:49

Your vet will be well aware of the risks so I wouldn't personally. They will have their own protocol that they follow, stay away from Google smile

Most of the dogs we do are brachy these days so they will have seen it all before 100 times over, try not to worry!

TwoTwentyGowerRoad Sat 26-Mar-16 17:14:50

Halothane is rare in general practice now OP. Isoflurane or Sevoflurane is more common. In general it's not the pre-med agents or the anaesthetic agents that cause the problem so much as taking out the endo-tracheal tube at exactly the right moment. Choose a practice that employs trained nursing staff is the key here.

Out2pasture Sat 26-Mar-16 17:19:00

I lost a littler of puppies due to an anaesthetic miscalculation in a bulldog.
I always question anesthetic choices with the vet.

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 26-Mar-16 17:25:45

Halothane is no longer available in the UK. Isoflurane and sevoflurane are the norm.
Xylazine rarely use in dogs it has been superseded by a superior product.
Acepromazine used in much, much smaller levels in the UK than the US as we normally combine with an option.

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