TitleMonitoring equine anesthesia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsRiebold, TW
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice
Date Published1990 Dec

In conclusion, monitoring the depth of anesthesia plays an integral role in the anesthetic regimen. Although the use of sophisticated monitoring equipment has replaced some of the art of anesthesia and made assessment of depth of anesthesia more precise, a vigilant clinician still needs to serve as the animal's advocate. He or she must gather the data that are generated by machines, acquire data that monitoring equipment cannot obtain, assimilate all the facts, and make appropriate changes in anesthetic management.