We find that anesthesia is among the biggest concerns people have when considering having a recommended procedure performed. We hope to answer questions and concerns you may have prior to your bird receiving anesthesia. Anesthesia on any animal does have some risk associated with it, however it can be minimized with proper technique and trained and experienced technicians and veterinarians. Any anesthetic procedure is taken seriously but especially in birds due their special needs. There are many steps we take to assure your bird will have a safe and comfortable experience.
A thorough physical exam and blood screening is performed to identify any underlying conditions that may complicate anesthesia. If your bird is undergoing surgery, a pain control medications is administered. This reduces the amount of anesthetic needed and helps control pain following the procedure. A gas anesthetic administered with oxygen is the safest agent in birds and is the only method we use.
Once anesthetized, he will be monitored by a trained technician under supervision of a veterinarian. Respiration, heart rate and blood pressure are constantly monitored. Supplemental heat is provided during the procedure. Respiration is assisted by the technician and anesthesia can be rapidly adjusted as needed.
Once the procedure is completed, your bird is recovered in a temperature and humidity controlled incubator. Generally, your bird will be awake and standing within 5 minutes of completing the procedure. From induction to recovery, your bird is constantly monitored.
If you have any questions about the up-coming anesthesia of your bird, please call.