Keeping bulldogs breathing - decision making in BOAS surgery and anaesthesia
BOAS is a complex syndrome where the whole range of abnormalities that develop in these breeds can limit their lifestyle and cause major concerns when anaesthetising them. I will aim to cover the main concerns of the BOAS breed for anaesthesia from the clinical examination to extubation and full recovery. I will include drug options, and equipment for intubating these patients safely and with Dr House, and explain the requirements for BOAS surgery itself, from the anaesthesia perspective, including diagnostics, equipment and positioning. Recovery is a major area of concern for BOAS breeds and so this will be discussed too.