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Propofol

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Louie'sDad

Guest
Any drawbacks or cautions in using this on a F1 Savannah?
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
Nope, propofol is a wonderful drug, very smooth without side effects, wears off in seconds. Much better choice of induction agent than ketamine, IMHO.
 
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Louie'sDad

Guest
Nope, propofol is a wonderful drug, very smooth without side effects, wears off in seconds. Much better choice of induction agent than ketamine, IMHO.

Thanks Patti, that's great!:) I told my vet that the breeder recommends isoflurane gas. The (ethical and frugal) vet told me to save my money and use injectable propofol. Savings: $90.00. Ethics of vet: priceless.

Sorry for the loaded question, as Louie was neutered yesterday using propofol. He recovered nicely and luckily has no idea what happened to him yesterday. He even got a free claw trim while he was under. I also skipped the optional blood test.

I can't keep him from his normal activity level, but don't think that the activity is a problem.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
Propofol is an induction agent, it is not a general anesthetic like isoflurane. However, a neuter is so darned quick I agree with your vet, general anesthesia is probably not needed, although he is the only vet I've heard that doesn't use it.
 

Per Lausund

Moderator
Staff member
Propofol is a short-acting anaesthetic, excellent when given intravenously and certainly a very good alternative to isoflurane. Literally no after-effects, and no cumulative effects (that is redistribution in tissue and additive effect of dosage). Very good for short to medium time procedures where nothing unexpected should happen, and easily complemented with gas if you need longer time because of problems. Love it. And isoflurane has all kinds of health and safety issues for the user!
 
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