Workshop cases - GDV, Triple and Quads
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Workshop cases - GDV, Triple and Quads

Test your knowledge on feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Maine Coon cats, including commonality, testing methods, and precautions for sedating cats in early stages of HCM. Learn tips for handling fractious sick cats at home and in the clinic, as well as appropriate approaches to general anesthesia. Explore options such as Gabapentin, Feliway, Dexmedetomidine, and IV cannula for optimal care.

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Questions and Answers

Which of the following drugs is commonly used for analgesia in cats?

Gabapentin

What is the purpose of the Quad approach in neutering kittens?

To reduce the duration of anesthesia

Which opioid is typically used in the Quad approach?

Butorphanol

What is the volume of medetomidine required for an 800g kitten?

<p>1 ml</p> Signup and view all the answers

How long does the Quad approach last?

<p>20 minutes</p> Signup and view all the answers

Should the cat be intubated during the Quad approach?

<p>Yes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of tubes should be used for intubation during the Quad approach?

<p>Thin silicone tubes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most common reason for cats not waking up from anesthesia?

<p>Hypothermia</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the weight of Nell, the Labrador?

<p>38 kg</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is Nell coming in for xrays of both stifles and hips?

<p>She is becoming lame</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which medication should be avoided in animals that are epileptic due to its potential to lower the seizure threshold?

<p>Acepromazine</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the appropriate dosing strategy for an overweight animal undergoing anesthesia?

<p>Dose based on the animal's lean bodyweight</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the recommended analgesic medication for stabilizing a dog with GDV (Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus)?

<p>Methadone</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the first step in stabilizing a dog with GDV?

<p>Insert a stomach tube to decompress the stomach</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the appropriate anesthesia plan for a dog with GDV?

<p>Administer midazolam and alfaxalone</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the potential consequence of giving acepromazine to animals that are epileptic?

<p>Decreased seizure threshold</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the appropriate medication for treating seizures in a dog with GDV?

<p>Diazepam (IV)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the recommended dosing strategy for anesthesia in a Labrador weighing 74kg?

<p>Dose based on the Labrador's lean bodyweight</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the appropriate triage and initial management plan for a Dogue de Bordeaux presenting with unproductive retching and a distended abdomen?

<p>Insert a stomach tube to decompress the stomach</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the appropriate fluid therapy for a dog with GDV?

<p>Crystalloids</p> Signup and view all the answers

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