2022 OAVT Conference - Chicken Anesthesia: Reducing Risk for an Eggcellent Outcome

2022 OAVT Conference - Chicken Anesthesia: Reducing Risk for an Eggcellent Outcome

Continuing to learn after achieving RVT status is essential for the individual and the advancement of the profession. RVTs can earn one (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit by reading the CE articles in the RVT Journal, or watching recorded sessions of OAVT presentations, and submitting the successfully completed corresponding quizzes.

If you obtain a score of 8 out of 10 (80%) or higher, you will receive a confirmation email which OAVT members can use as acceptable proof for their online CE record.

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1. How many air sacs does a chicken have? *
2. Why are un-cuffed endotracheal tubes not appropriate for chickens and other birds? *
3. When assessing appropriate ventilation in chickens/birds, what parameters should you consider during anesthesia? *
4. Which is true regarding positive pressure ventilation (PPV) during avian anesthesia? *
5. A chicken presents for removal of a mass. The chicken weighs 2.4 kg. What is the amount of blood that can be lost before there is significant concern for safety? (Aside note: rapid blood loss, even if below the “safe” amount, can negatively affect cardiovascular stability under general anesthesia). *
6. If a bird has a tracheal obstruction, how can the patient be safely ventilated under anesthesia? *
7. Why does atelectasis not occur in birds? *
8. What is the significance of fasting in chickens before anesthesia? *
9. How do doses of opioids and midazolam in chickens compare to mammals? *
10. What is a predisposing factor for tracheal stenosis development in chickens and other birds? *