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Anaesthesia of pigs sensitive to malignant hyperthermia
  1. JN Lucke,
  2. GM Hall and
  3. D Lister


During general anaesthesia some pigs develop a hyperthermic response which is often fatal. The syndrome is most common in pigs which are susceptible to stress and have a low proportion of body fat. On the basis of an experimental investigation in Pietrain pigs recommendations are presented for the clinical management and treatment of susceptible animals.

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