Sedation in the Exotic Companion Mammal (1540)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Animal Welfare
Saturday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217A



Angela Lennox DVM,DABVP, ECZM
Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic

Angela M. Lennox is a graduate of Purdue University, where she serves as an adjunct professor. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioner (ABVP) in both Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine, and the European College of Zoological Medicine in Small Mammal medicine. She has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine since 1991, and lectured extensively throughout the US and internationally. Dr. Lennox is past president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and has authored and edited many books, book chapters and scientific articles. She resides on a hobby farm outside of Indianapolis with her husband of 30 years and 4 daughters.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


General anesthesia is associated with risk in all patients, and should be avoided unless absolutely indicated. However, general anesthesia is often used for very basic procedures in exotic companion mammals, such as venipuncture and diagnostic imaging, mainly due to difficulties with restraint and desire to avoid untoward stress. Sedation is an attractive option for both reducing stress and avoiding general anesthesia, and has found to be useful in many species of exotic companion mammals. This presentation describes current recommendations for sedation, some from the literature, but most from many years of varied experiences in a busy exotic animal hospital. Implementation of sedation has diminished the use of general anesthesia to only when indicated, greatly improving quality of patient care.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss various sedation protocols for use in exotic companion mammals

2. Learn where sedation can replace general anesthesia for improved safety

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