Andy Claude, DVM, Dipl. ACVAA
Assistant Professor & Service Chief, Comparative Anesthesiology
Mississippi State University CVM
Topic 1: Complications and troubleshooting during small animal anesthesia
Complications during small animal anesthesia vary from minor annoyances to major, life-threatening challenges. Thorough pre-anesthetic planning and anticipating problems are the key to mitigating anesthetic-related adversities. In this lecture we will discuss events which can lead to complications during small animal anesthesia, their clinical manifestations and remedies.
Topic 2: Post-anesthetic care of the small animal patient
Serious anesthetic related complications with small animal anesthesia can occur during recovery. Unfortunately many practitioners do not always regard the recovery period of anesthesia as a vital component to a successful anesthetic event. This lecture is devoted to the recovery phase of small animal anesthesia, investigating common challenges encountered post-anesthetically and their remedies.
Topic 3: Current fluid therapy topics and recommendations during small animal anesthetic procedures
Recommended fluid therapy in veterinary anesthesiology has changed dramatically in the last several years. Five to ten milliliters per kilogram per hour is no longer considered a medically valid rate. This lecture will cover new recommendations regarding fluid therapy during small animal anesthetic procedures; in addition we will investigate different kinds of fluids, their applications, as well as their pros and cons.
Topic 4: Analgesic considerations for the feline patient
The adage, "Cats are NOT small dogs" is particularly true when considering veterinary anesthetic and analgesic pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately options regarding analgesic drugs are seemingly more limited with feline compared to canine patients. This lecture will explore traditional and current ways to assess and manage pain in cats. We will examine both injectable and locoregional analgesic modalities for routine, and some less routine, procedures on feline patients.
Topic 5: Acute pain management in the small animal practice; local and regional anesthesia
This lecture will discuss the basics of pain and its pathophysiology. We will also explore options for pain management in small animals focusing especially on local and regional anesthetic techniques.
Topic 6: Acute pain management in the small animal practice; pharmaceutical options
Options regarding parenteral analgesia in small animal medicine are often governed by cost and experience of clinical practitioners. In this lecture we will consider common concerns with injectable analgesics in dogs and cats and strategies to mitigate them.
Andrew Claude is an assistant professor and service chief of veterinary comparative anesthesiology in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Claude received his DVM degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He practiced as a general practitioner for thirteen years before returning to Iowa State to complete an internship and residency in veterinary anesthesia in 2009. He began his position at Mississippi State during the summer of 2009 and is currently involved with multiple teaching, laboratory and clinical assignments, research projects and is the head of the comparative anesthesiology residency training program at Mississippi State University. Dr. Claude has published several articles including myocardial scaffold-based cardiac tissue engineering, the effects of maropitant in dogs premedicated with hydromorphone, dex-medetomidine as a premedication for dogs with caval syndrome, ECG-guided central venous catheterization in the dog and the quantification of the resting cortisol levels in the canine anterior chamber. His primary interests include cardiopulmonary physiology, pain management, local and regional anesthesia.