LagoLearn, Reducing Rabbit Anaesthesia Deaths

According to rabbit CPD company LagoLearn, too many rabbits die under anaesthesia.


Rabbits have one of the highest published anaesthetic death rates of any companion animal species (Rabbits 1.39%, Cats 0.24%, Dogs 0.17% (CEPSAF, Brodbelt, 2006)) and anaesthesia is one of the teaching topics most requested by vets and vet nurses.

The company is seeking to improve this situation by hosting a day-long conference focusing on rabbit anaesthesia on 14th October at New Hall Hotel in Birmingham. Thanks to sponsorship by Supreme Petfoods, the event is currently priced at an Early Bird rate of £110 (plus VAT) including breakfast, lunch and refreshments, representing great value for money. 

The event aims to give veterinary professionals the skills and confidence they need to return to their practices and implement new techniques which will help reduce the risks involved with rabbit anaesthesia. 

Dr Ivan Crotaz of LagoLearn says rabbits are a species that have always been a challenge to anaesthetise safely, “We’ll be covering all the important areas that contribute to better survival rates, including manual and electronic monitoring, hospitalisation and anaesthetic techniques such as endotracheal intubation and intravenous cannulation.”

The CPD will focus on expanding the options open to practices, enabling them to select from a choice of possible protocols to best fit the patient. Case studies will be used to help delegates apply their new knowledge to real life situations and the session will include practical workshops led by LagoLearn experts using their bespoke rabbit mannequins.

External speakers include rabbit specialist Molly Varga BVetMed DZooMed MRCVS, anaesthesia specialist Ian Self BVSc PGCert Vet Ed FHEA CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS and anaesthetic monitoring expert Mike Brampton.

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