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Anesthesia and Analgesia in Reptiles Webinar

September 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



R.A.C.E.-approved webinar

Anesthesia and analgesia in reptiles

Presenter: Javier Nevarez, DVM, PhD, DACZM, DECZM (Herpetology)

September 25, 2016 – 4 pm EDT (UTC-4)


The study of anesthesia and analgesia in reptiles has significantly expanded and there is readily available information in the literature to help make sound clinical decisions for these patients. While reptiles are often thought of as stoic animals that do not show many behavioral changes, this is a misconception and anyone working with them should become familiar with the signs of pain and discomfort. It is also important to remember that the analgesic effect provided by general anesthesia is short lived, up to the point of recovery, and analgesic protocols must be instituted in all case when painful stimuli is unavoidable. We must think of anesthesia and analgesia as being two different components of one modality, both being essential for its success.


Lecture Objectives will include:


·       Introduction – Definitions

·       Analgesia

o   Principles and concepts

o   Analgesics

o   Pain recognition

o   Review of analgesic protocols

·       Anesthesia

o   Principles and concepts

o   Anesthetic agents

o   Review of anesthetic protocols

o   Monitoring

o   Keys to successful anesthesia

Registration opens September 12, 2016

This program was reviewed and approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Registry of Continuing Education (R.A.C.E.) program for 1 hour of continuing education in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB R.A.C.E. approval.

Please contact AAVSB if you have any comments or concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.



For more information, contact:

Christal Pollock, DVM, DABVP

Lafeber Company Veterinary Consultant


September 25, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm