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    Parrot Anaesthesia Side Effects

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Anaesthetics can often be used by vets on sick parrots that require surgery. Anaesthetic side effects can be avoided or eased if you know how.

    Pre-treatment
    Before surgery the vet will assess the parrot’s blood as well as other tests.

    General Anaesthetic
    The types general anaesthetic commonly used are Isoflurane and Sevoflurane. Less used ones are medetomidine-ketamine. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Local Anaesthetics
    Types of local anaesthetics can be used to stop pain in parrots and may sometimes be used in conjunction with general anaesthetic. Typical local anaesthetics include Lidocaine and Buoivacaine.

    Respiratory Anaesthetic Side Effects
    Severe complications are a rarity with anaesthetics but sometimes a parrot may have some breathing difficulties afterwards. It is important to monitor the bird’s breathing for this reason.

    Cardiac Anaesthetic Side Effects
    Cardiac arrest could be a result of unaddressed respiratory issues. This could be fatal.

    Blood Pressure
    Anaesthetics could cause hypotension due to cardiovascular issues or dehydration.

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