Effects of opioids and anesthetic drugs on body temperature in cats.

@article{Posner2010EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of opioids and anesthetic drugs on body temperature in cats.},
  author={Lysa Pam Posner and Alana A. Pavuk and Jennifer L Rokshar and Jennifer E Carter and Jay F. Levine},
  journal={Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={35-43}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine which class of opioid alone or in conjunction with other anesthetic drugs causes post-anesthetic hyperthermia in cats. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized, crossover study. ANIMALS Eight adult, healthy, cats (four spayed females and four castrated males weighing 3.8 +/- 0.6 kg). METHODS Each cat was instrumented with a wireless thermistor in the abdominal cavity. Temperature in all phases was recorded every 5 minutes for 5 hours. Population body temperature (PBT… CONTINUE READING