Anaesthesia: Feline Urethral Obstruction

This free Veterinary CPD Podcast is produced by Veterinary Anaesthesia Nerds. Dr. Chris Norkus (DVM, DACVECC and DACVAA) talks through his approach to cases of feline urethral obstruction.

How does patient examination influence anaesthesia and pain management choices? We hear how Dr Norkus decides whether to use alpha-2 agonists alongside opiods and his thoughts on local anaesthetic blocks. 

Dr Norkus talks about the importance of stabilisation before placing a urinary catheter and using decompressive cystocentesis. Fluid choices, and the use of calcium, dextrose and insulin to manage hyperkalaemia are also discussed in detail. 

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