Arterial blood gas tensions in the horse during recovery from anesthesia.

  title={Arterial blood gas tensions in the horse during recovery from anesthesia.},
  author={Diane E. Mason and W Muir and Amath Wade},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={190 8},
The effects of body position and postoperative oxygen supplementation on arterial blood gas tensions (PaO2 and PaCO2) and pH were examined in clinically normal adult horses during recovery from halothane anesthesia. Hypoxemia developed during recovery from anesthesia in spite of adequate alveolar ventilation in horses without postanesthetic oxygen supplementation. Hypoxemia developed in horses positioned in left lateral or right lateral recumbency, and in horses that were rolled to the opposite… CONTINUE READING

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