Anaesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Graduates is a compilation of scholarly and practical knowledge in the field of anaesthesia in animals and related topics. The book is spread over 13 chapters selected to cater the needs of veterinary students, veterinary practitioners and academicians. For the benefits of students and beginners the important consideration and criteria for selection of anaesthetic agents and techniques in different species of animals are described in detail. Mechanisms of action of important preanaesthetic and anaesthetic drugs are described in brief for better understanding of the effects and potential side effects of the popular and newer drugs. Drugs and dosage of different anaesthetic and preanaesthetic drugs and their combinations are prescribed, for different species of domestic and wild animals, for ready reference of the users. Special emphasis is devoted to the techniques of local and regional anaesthesia in ruminants. Detailed description of local anaesthetic techniques is supported by adequate number of photographs and line diagrams. The importance of pain management can not be overemphasized in veterinary practice and therefore, a chapter is devoted to perception, recognition and alleviation of pain in animals. Techniques of anaesthesia monitoring, detection of anaesthetic emergencies and their management, and recommended techniques of euthanasia are given due coverage in the book. A special chapter on wild and zoo animal anaesthesia is included in the book for the benefit of veterinarians engaged in the care and management of wild and zoo animal health. Overall, this book is a very useful publication for all veterinary students, practitioners and teachers.
Dr AMARPAL is a Chancellor’s and Vice chancellor’s Gold Medalist of G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar and has been recipient of one or the other fellowship throughout his academic career. Presently, he is working as a Principal Scientist in Division of Surgery at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (UP), India and has a teaching and research experience of more than 20 years in ICAR system. He has been associated with 25 research projects funded by various agencies including USAID, ICAR, Central Zoo Authority, DBT, IVRI etc. He has submitted three patents and made significant contributions in the areas of veterinary anaesthesia, urolithiasis, orthopaedic surgery and stem cell therapy in animals, which resulted in development of several important technologies/techniques for clinical use. He has published more than 200 research papers in scientific Journals, out of which more than 45 are in highly reputed foreign Journals. His work has been widely cited by Indian and foreign scientists and authors of International textbooks and research papers. Dr Amarpal has also published more than 250 abstracts in different proceedings/souvenirs of conferences.Dr Amarpal is Editor of India Journal of Veterinary Surgery for last 11 years, Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Canine Practice and referee to many National and International Journals. He has authored two books and several chapters in compendia, and teaching and training manuals. He has been guide to 6 MVSc and 5 PhD scholars for their theses research and member of Advisory committee of more than 25 PG students in the discipline of veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pathology and Veterinary Physiology. He has also treated more than 15000 surgical cases at IVRI Polyclinic, animal health camps and organized farms.Dr Amarpal is fellow of Indian Society for Veterinary surgery, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences and Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice and has been recipient of many other honours and awards in academic and scientific pursuits. He is on the panel of experts of many State Agriculture Universities for conducting theory/practical/viva-voce examinations for UG and PG students.
Dr PRAKASH KINJAVDEKAR obtained his BVSc and AH (1984) and MVSc (1987) degrees from Veterinary College, Bikaner (Rajasthan) and later on obtained PhD (1998) degree from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (UP). In the beginning he worked as Assistant Project Officer in Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation. Subsequently Dr Kinjavdekar continued his professional career as Scientist in the Division of Surgery at IVRI in 1989. He was then promoted to the post of Senior Scientist in 1998 and Principal Scientist in 2006. During his 23 years of illustrious career, he has been actively involved in research, post-graduate teaching and extension activities. He has been the Principal Investigator or Co-investigator in 21 research projects funded by different agencies. He has contributed significantly in the field of Regional Anaesthesia in ruminants and Orthopaedic Surgery in different species of animals. His contributions along with his colleagues in the field of regional anaesthesia were widely acclaimed by different laboratories worldwide and were referred in the standard text books on veterinary anaesthesiology and veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. He has published more than 160 research papers in scientific journals of national and international repute, including 38 papers in renowned International Journals. He has also submitted two Patents on novel fracture fixation techniques in animals.Dr Kinjavdekar is an external reviewer for several international and national journals. He has co-edited several Laboratory Training Manuals, Monographs, Annual Reports, Souvenirs and Compendium of Abstracts. He has been a guide to 9 MVSc and 4 PhD students, and acted as external examiner for UG/PG courses/thesis evaluation/viva-voce examination of PG students of several universities. He is in the panel of experts of Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.Dr Kinjavdekar has won many awards and honours, including S.J. Anjelo Memorial Gold Medal for the best paper published in the Indian Veterinary Journal, Dr A K Bhargava Memorial Gold Medal (twice) for the best papers published in Indian Journal of Veterinary Surgery, besides several Best Paper and Poster Presentation awards at National Conferences.
Dr HARI PRASAD AITHAL graduated from Veterinary College, Bangalore (1989), and obtained MVSc (1991) and PhD (1997) degrees from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (UP). Dr Aithal started his professional career as Scientist in the Division of Surgery at IVRI in 1993. Subsequently he was promoted to the post of Senior Scientist in 2002 and Principal Scientist in 2009. During 20 years’ of illustrious career, he has been actively involved in research, post-graduate teaching and extension activities. He has been the Principal Investigator or Co-investigator in 17 research projects funded by different agencies. His contribution has been significant in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and Regional Anaesthesia in ruminants. He has published more than 180 research papers in scientific journals of repute, including 35 papers in renowned International Journals. He has also submitted two Patents on novel fracture fixation techniques in animals.Dr Aithal is the Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Veterinary Surgery since 2002, and is an external reviewer for several international and national journals. He has co-edited several Laboratory Manuals, Monograph, Annual Reports, Souvenirs and Compendium of Abstracts. He has been a guide to 5 MVSc and 4 PhD students, and acted as external examiner for UG/PG courses/thesis evaluation/viva-voce examination of PG students of several universities.Dr Aithal has won many awards and honours, including Fellowships of the National Academy of Veterinary Sciences and Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, S.J. Anjelo Memorial Gold Medal for best paper published in Indian Veterinary Journal, Dr A K Bhargava Memorial Gold Medal for the best papers published in Indian Journal of Veterinary Surgery (twice), besides several Best Paper Presentation awards at National Conferences.
Dr A.M. PAWDE obtained his BVSc & A.H. in 1987 & MVSc (Vet Surgery) from Nagpur Veterinary college in 1990. He joined as a Scientist at Division of Surgery IVRI, Izatnagar in 1991. He was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2000 and subsequently selected as Principal Scientist in 2008. He has been team member of T’sunami rehabilitation team sent by the Director IVRI. Dr. Pawde obtained his PhD degree in 1998 from IVRI, Izatnagar. He was recipient of ICAR JRF in 1987 & CSIR SRF in 1994. He won many awards including best paper presentation of Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery and Ramni Ramchandran memorial gold medal award in field of clinical oncology in 1997 & 1999.
Dr Pawde has been an expert member in committees of wild life, Ministry of Environment and Forests, and Indian Bureau of Standards, New Delhi. He has delivered many expert lecture, radio talks and T.V. interviews. He had been referee to various scientific journals. Dr. Pawde is life-member of various Professional Societies. During his academic and professional career he actively participated in games, dogs shows and horse shows (endurance). He has presented 120 papers and published 110 papers in International and National journals of repute. Dr. Pawde has the credit of guiding 8 masters and 2 PhD students. During his illustrious career at IVRI he has been associated with nine research projects including the Principal Investigator of two projects. He made significant contribution in the areas of Veterinary Acupuncture with special reference to paralysis in dogs and arthritis in buffaloes.