Effect of pressure support ventilation during weaning on ventilation and oxygenation indices in healthy horses recovering from general anesthesia.

OBJECTIVE To determine if pressure support ventilation (PSV) weaning from general anesthesia affects ventilation or oxygenation in horses. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical study. ANIMALS Twenty client-owned healthy horses aged 5 ± 2 years, weighing 456 ± 90 kg. METHODS In the control group (CG; n = 10) weaning was performed by a gradual… (More)