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Complications of saffan anaesthesia in cats
  1. NH Dodman

Abstract

Complications associated with Saffan anaesthesia were recorded following 100 administrations of the anaesthetic to cats. Hyperaemia or oedema of the pinnae or forepaws was recorded in 69 per cent of administrations. Other common complications included coughing and partial laryngean spasm at intubation, cyanosis, postoperative vomiting and opisthotonus. Suggestions are made for minimising the incidence of such complications.

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