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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-01-18 23:23:14 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Injectable anaesthetic
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They are approved and many use them, but they must be slowly cleared from
the body, either via the kidney's or liver or both and gets distributed in
the fat and organ systems and it is harder to clear and recovery is slower
and if they have any preexisting problems it could make it worse.

Gas is just inhaled and dsitributed in the lungs and once the gas is turned
off they breathe it off. If there is a problem and they are intubated we
can just continue brathing for them until the gas is out of the system
(which does not take long at all) and we have to worry less about all the
other organs at the same time. They inhale it go to sleep, turn off, exhale
it and wake up.

I use this exclusively in my exotics no injectables, I have seen things go
wrong and much harder to handle with injectables. Every one is different
with how they practice and if experience I am sure they have few problems
with injectables.

As for online sources I don't use online but I am sure you can obtain a
reference for your library to keep as a back up for any vets that may not
have it. Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents has this info in it and the book was
talked about within the lst week here.

Good Luck Hope this helps.

Dr. Sue

>From: "Ulrike" <>
>To: "Ferrethealth" <>
>Subject: [ferrethealth] Injectable anaesthetic
>Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 22:44:22 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
>Why are injectable anaesthetics dangerous? Why is gas safer? Also, is
>there an online list of drugs (and dosages) that can be used for ferrets?
>m changing vets and they would have neutered my 4 new rescues (3-5 years
>old) using injectable anaesthetic and I asked them to use gas. But I just
>wanted to know how safe injectable anaesthetics are and/ or why they are
>more dangerous.
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