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BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 3rd edition

Published April 2016

Edited by Tanya Duke-Novakovski, Marieke de Vries and Chris Seymour

The provision of safe anaesthesia and optimal analgesia is an ethical obligation for all practitioners in the veterinary field. This new manual provides in-depth and up-to-date coverage of all aspect of canine and feline anaesthesia and analgesia.

The editors explain the ethos behind the new manual: “Our aim is for this manual to be used as a reference and guide, to provide extra knowledge behind the rationales for drug choices and techniques, and to support a logical approach to the development of anaesthetic protocols.”

The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 3rd edition will be launched at BSAVA Congress, held in Birmingham at the ICC and Barclaycard Arena between the 7th and 10th April 2016. Delegates attending Affiliated Group meetings on Wednesday 6th April 2016 will also be able to purchase copies from the Publications Stand in The Mall at the ICC before the manual goes on general release towards the end of April.

BSAVA Congress Price: £59.00

RRP: £89.00


Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia
Luis Campoy (Editor), Matt Read (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-8138-1994-5
Hardcover / 304 pages / January 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
£79.99 / €96.00
April 2013

“Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia” was written with a wide audience in mind. For many years, local and regional anesthesia in animals was considered to be an “art”, with techniques that were developed decades ago still being used without any particular attention being made to advancing the “science”. Over the last ten years, rapid advances in human regional anesthesia have started to carry over into veterinary medicine. Recently, many studies have been conducted in small animals to document, describe, and improve local and regional anesthetic blocks in our patients.

The primary goal of this text was to put a large body of information in one place for the first time. Interest in regional anesthesia in animals is not limited to one particular geographic area; as a result, we have invited an international authorship to share their experience and expertise with us. This text will hopefully have something for everyone – it can be used as a text with complete reference lists and extensive discussion of different topics, or as a quick source of information with procedural checklists, pictures and diagrams to assist with performance of the various blocks. Understandably, the information contained in this book reflects the opinions of the different authors. Our hope is to standardize the various procedures and stimulate continued interest in this subspecialty of anesthesia and pain management.

Although our understanding of regional anesthesia in small animals still has a long way to go, we are on the cusp of some exciting new developments that will undoubtedly contribute to better outcomes and improved patient care.




February 26, 2012
We are delighted to let our members know that we have secured a special discount for AVA members on a new book about to be published focussing on neurological emergencies (Platt/Garosi: Small Animal Neurological Emergencies; ISBN: 9781840761528).

This excellent book has a number of chapters written by ECVAA/ACVA Diplomates covering patient assessment, analgesia, sedation, fluid therapy ventilation and analgesia in relation to the neurological emergency patient, in addition to a wealth of other information.

The book normally sells at £125, but AVA members will get a 20% discount, (ie book will cost £100 – a £25 saving) if you order online within the next three months. To order online use the promotional code AVABOOK




Handbook of Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Techniques

Handbook of Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Techniques
Phillip Lerche, Turi Aarnes, Gwen Covey-Crump, Fernando Martinez Taboada
ISBN: 978-1-118-74182-5
104 pages
February 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

This is a concise visual guide to the major techniques of regional anesthesia and analgesia for small animal practitioners, with complete coverage of the relevant physics, physiology, and pharmacology.
Provides straightforward advice and easy-to-implement strategies for general veterinary practitioners without specialist training who want to incorporate regional anesthesia into their practice.
Features an accessible design with plenty of diagrams and photos and a convenient and robust spiral-bound format that lays flat for use during procedures.
Broken into sections which explain techniques by limb or body part and by species.
Details important anatomy (nerves, bones, and vessels), as well as possible side effects and complications.