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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 213–224 | Cite as

Tropical veterinary surgery

  • A. Littlejohn
Article

Summary

Environmental variables affecting anaesthesia and surgery in the tropics are defined and discussed. It was concluded that the practical application of anaesthetic techniques in the tropics requires a wider appreciation of the physical environment than in temperate zones but there is no evidence that changes of either latitude or altitude have any effect on the principles of anaesthesia and surgery. The implications of these conclusions with regard to surgical practice and veterinary education are discussed.

Keywords

Public Health Environmental Variable Veterinary Medicine Physical Environment Temperate Zone 
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Résumé

Les facteurs variables affectant l’anesthésie de la chirurgie sous les tropiques sont définis et discutés. On conclut que l’application pratique de techniques d’anesthésie sous les tropiques exige une appréciation plus étendue du milieu physique que dans les zones tempérées, mais il n’y a pas de preuve que des changements, soit en latitude, soit en altitude, ont un effet quelconque sur les principes de l’anesthésie et de la chirurgie. Les implications de ces conclusions par rapport à la pratique chirurgicale et l’éducation vétérinaire sont discutées.

Sumario

Se discuten y definen variables ambientales que afectan la anestecia y la cirugia en los trópicos. Se concluyó que la aplicación práctica de las técnicas de anestecia en los trópicos requiere de una apreciación mas amplia del ambiente físico que en las zonas temperadas, pero no hay evidencia de que los cambios en altitud ó latitud, tengan algún efecto sobre los principios de anestecia y cirugía. Se discuten las implicaciones de estas conclusiones con referencia a la práctica de la cirugía y la educación veterinaria.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Littlejohn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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