ABSTRACT: The risk of mortality or serious morbidity is particularly high in horses undergoing general anaesthesia (GA). GA is unfortunately generally not something that Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) have a lot of involvement with in equine practice. This is a shame, as certain risk factors for equine patients undergoing GA have been identified by a series of studies known as The Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Equine Fatalities (CEPEF 1-3] (2002-2004). RVNs are in a unique position to use the information gained from the CEPEF studies to improve the welfare of their patients.

Keywords: General Anaesthetic, Veterinary Nurse  

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 32 (01) • January 2017 pp14-17

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