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Veterinary Clinics of North America
- Miniature companion pigs (MCP) are increasing in popularity, and as such, there is an increased need for veterinarians trained in sedation and anesthesia for the species.
- MCPs have several species-specific qualities that can complicate injectable drug administration and create challenges for inhalational anesthesia (eg, with endotracheal intubation).
- General anesthetic complications, such as hypothermia and hypotension, are commonly described in miniature companion pigs, so monitoring of vital parameters during anesthetic procedures and recovery is crucial.
Joe S. Smith, Reza Seddighi, Miniature Companion Pig Sedation and Anesthesia, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, Volume 25, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 297-319, ISSN 1094-9194, ISBN 9780323896764, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvex.2021.08.007. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1094919421000517) Keywords: Anesthesia; Miniature companion pig; Pot-bellied pig; Sedation; Surgery