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AAFP Feline Anesthesia Guidelines
- Robertson, Sheilah A, Gogolski, Susan M, Pascoe, Peter, Shafford, Heidi L, Sager, Jennifer, Griffenhagen, Gregg M
- anesthesia, cats, guidelines, medical history, sedation, teams, veterinary clinics
- The overarching purpose of the AAFP Anesthesia Guidelines (hereafter referred to as the ‘Guidelines’) is to make anesthesia and sedation safer for the feline patient. It is noteworthy that these are the first exclusively feline anesthesia guidelines authored by an expert panel, making them particularly useful as an extensively referenced, practical resource for veterinary practice teams. Because much of the key content is presented in tabular or visual format, the Guidelines have a high level of accessibility and convenience that invites regular usage. While the recommendations in the Guidelines focus primarily on client-owned cats, the content is also applicable to community-sourced animals with an unknown medical history.