Vital signs and recovery time in canines anesthetically induced via alfaxalone or propofol
Mason, Hannah L.
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Anesthesia allows for invasive surgical procedures to be less painful or not painful at all for the subject. Veterinarians must also consider administering pre-anesthetic medication to the patient to relieve pain or anxiety prior to the procedure along with aiding in a smooth induction and to possibly use less induction anesthetic medication. Mean alveolar concentration (MAC) is the minimum concentration of anesthetic in alveoli that prevents a pain response in 50% of patients. The purpose of this study is to compare two induction agents, propofol and alfaxalone, to determine if one is more effective than the other by monitoring MAC, heart rate, and recovery time.