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Measurements of muscular microcirculation by laser Doppler flowmetry in isoflurane and halothane anaesthetised horses
  1. D Serteyn,
  2. P Coppens,
  3. E Mottart,
  4. S Michelet,
  5. J Micheels,
  6. C Philippart and
  7. M Lamy
  1. Service de Chirurgie, Faculte de Medecine Veterinaire de l'Ulg, Brussels, Belgium.


The cardiovascular function of horses was less depressed during anaesthesia with isoflurane than during anaesthesia with halothane. Muscular microcirculation measured by laser Doppler flowmetry was significantly greater in horses anaesthetised with isoflurane.

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