North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society Virtual Spring Symposium
March 5, 6 and 7, 2021

Endorsed by the
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

Please note that only a few openings for attendance at the live event remain. Symposium registration for the live event will close at midnight, Friday March 5 PST or when we reach our capacity of 3000 attendees.

Friday, March 5th - AVA Abstracts Presentations

All times Pacific


A Track: Each group of 4 pre-recorded presentations will be followed by 10 minutes LIVE Q&A

6:00 - 7:00AM - Block 1: Small Animals
Moderator: Stijn Schauvliege

Determining an optimum propofol infusion rate for induction of anaesthesia in healthy dogs: A randomised clinical trial
Walters, Lehnus, Liu, Bigby

Effect of anaesthetic maintenance with propofol or isoflurane on ease of endoscopic duodenal intubation in dogs – preliminary results
Tonge, Bautista Diaz-Delgado, Hughes, Maddox, Alderson

Effects of ketamine or dexmedetomidine continuous rate infusions on propofol total intravenous anaesthesia requirements in healthy dogs undergoing orthopaedic procedures receiving epidural anaesthesia: a randomized clinical trial
Bustamante, Canfrán, Gómez de Segura, Aguado

Intraoperative lung recruitment manoeuvres do not improve early postoperative arterial oxygenation in the anaesthetised healthy dog
García-Sanz, Aguado, Gómez de Segura, Canfrán

7:10 - 8:10 AM - Block 2: Small Animals
Moderator: Stijn Schauvliege

Development of the Canine Post-Amputation Pain (CAMPPAIN) Scale
Boesch, Roinestad, Lopez, Newman, Campoy, Gleed, Hayes

COVID-19: Its impact on pain management in rehabilitation dogs
Munoz, Duncan, Manfredi

Prescribing practices and opinions of Spanish spoken veterinary-practitioners in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain in dogs
Benito, Gomez de Segura, Leriquiuer, Lascelles, Freire

The effect of anesthetic induction with propofol, alfaxalone or ketamine on intraocular pressure in cats
Shilo-Benjamini, Peer, Abu Ahmad, Ofri

8:20 - 9:20AM - Block 3: Equine
Moderator: Paul McFarlane

Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) to estimate tidal volume in anaesthetized horses undergoing elective surgery
Crivellari, Raisis, Hosgood, Waldmann, Murphy, Mosing

Nasal and tracheobronchial nitric oxide production and its influence on oxygenation in horses undergoing total intravenous anaesthesia
Neudeck, Wilkens, Kästner

Effects of inspired oxygen fraction on intra-pulmonary shunt fraction, as measured by F-shunt and alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient, in anesthetized mechanically ventilated Shetland ponies
Calero Rodriguez, van Loon, de Grauw

9:30 - 10:30AM - Block 4: Equine-Kangaroo
Moderator: Paul McFarlane

Retrospective investigation of recovery quality following medetomidine vs. xylazine balanced isoflurane anaesthesia in horses
Kälin, Henze, Ringer, Torgerson, Bettschart-Wolfensberger

Butorphanol, azaperone, and medetomidine (BAM™) immobilization in feral horses (Equus ferus caballus) undergoing field castration
Balko, Fogle, Stuska, Fogle, Posner

Immobilization of captive red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) with medetomidine-ketamine-midazolam or medetomidine-ketamine-butorphanol
Shilo-Benjamini, Makrin-Dray, Kafri, Lapid

B Track: Each group of 4 pre-recorded presentations will be followed by 10 minutes LIVE Q&A

6:00 - 7:00AM - Block 1: Local
Moderator: Ioannis Savvas

Transversus abdominis plane injection: anatomical study and pilot description of an ultrasound-guided combined caudal retrocostal and lateral approach in pig cadavers
Calice, Kau, Knecht, Otero, Larenza Menzies

Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath injection in pig cadavers – a pilot study
Calice, Kau, Trujanovic, Knecht, Auer

Landmark-guided thoracolumbar retrolaminar block in canine cadavers: an anatomical and radiological study of injectate distribution
Pentsou, Vagias, Davies, Hoey, Huuskonen

Evaluation of conus medullaris and dural sac termination in adult sheep
Gutiérrez Bautista, Redondo García, García Roselló, Esteve Bernet, Viscasillas Monteagudo, Hernández Magallana, Martínez Albiñana, García Vitoria

7:10 - 8:10AM - Block 2: Local
Moderator: Ioannis Savvas

Sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia in canine eyes: CT analysis of contrast distribution in cadavers
Gaztelu, Fortuny, Forteza, Aprea

Success rate and perioperative complications of lumbo-sacral extradural anaesthesia in dogs undergoing total hip replacement: a double centre retrospective study
Viilmann, Kloeppel, Wringe, Vettorato

Effects of Caudal Maxillary Nerve Block or Topical Intra-nasal Lidocaine on Responsiveness and Recovery in Rhinoscopy in Dogs
Woodhouse, Lord, Duncan, Bommer, Gunn-Moore

Comparison of blind versus ultrasound-guided intercostal nerve block: a canine cadaveric study
Thomson, Portela, Romano, Otero

8:20 - 9:20AM - Block 3: Farm Animals
Moderator: Sabine Kästner

Comparison of the effects of two alveolar recruitment manoeuvres (sustained inflation and stepwise) followed by positive end-expiratory pressure on arterial oxygen tension and lithium dilution cardiac output in isoflurane-anaesthetised goats
Gómez Fernández, Potter, Brama, Hughes, Niimura del Barrio

The relationship between food deprivation and blood glucose at induction of anaesthesia in juvenile pigs
Gregson, Greenhalgh, Clutton

Comparison of time until hemoglobin desaturation between preoxygenated and non-preoxygenated hens (Gallus gallus domesticus) following isoflurane mask induction of anesthesia and rocuronium-induced apnea
Legg-St.Pierre, Desprez, Chang, Machin, Ambros

9:30 - 10:30AM - Block 4: Other
Moderator: Sabine Kästner

Reporting of randomization, blinding, data exclusion and sample size estimation in papers published over a 10-year period in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Munro, Bergen, Pang

Accuracy of drug dispensing by veterinary anaesthetists

Pedi-lite flow sensor vs. calibration syringe
Raillard, Levionnois, Auckburally, Borland, Garcia de Carellan Mateo, Macfarlane, Merlin, Steblaj, Mosing

Saturday, March 6th - Advanced Approaches to Anesthesia and Analgesia of the Companion Animal Patient

All times Pacific

  • 7:00a - 10:00a - Dr. Bill Muir - Cardiovascular Function and Anesthesia

  • 10:10a - 11:40a - Dr. Duncan Lascelles - Anti-Nerve Growth Factor strategies: A New Era in Pain Management

  •  11:50a - 1:20p - Heidi Reuss-Lamky, AVTAA - Incorporating Fear-free Principles and Techniques into Companion Animal Anesthetic Practice

Sunday, March 7th - Anesthesia and Analgesia for Companion Animal Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

All times Pacific

  • 7:00a - 8:00a - Jennifer Sager, VTS Anesthesia - The Basics of Anesthetic Monitoring in the Companion Animal

  • 8:10a - 9:10a - Dr. Heidi Shafford - Advanced Anesthetic Monitoring for the Compromised Companion Animal Patient

  • 9:20a - 10:20a - Dr. Heidi Shafford, Jennifer Sager, Andrew Schultz - Roundtable Discussion - The Future of Monitoring: Guidelines for Monitoring in Companion Animal Practice

  • 10:30a - 11:30a - Dr. Yael Shilo-Benjamini, DVM, DACVAA - Open Your Eyes: Advances in Local and Regional Anesthesia for Ocular Procedures  

  • 11:40a - 12:40p - Dr. Molly Allen - Practical Loco-Regional Anesthesia

  • 12:50p - 1:50p - Dr. Katie Bennett - Pain Management in the Peri-operative Period  

  • 2:00p - 3:00p - Drs. Yael Shilo-Benjamini, Molly Allen, Katie Bennett - Roundtable Discussion - Options for Optimizing Comfort in Companion Animal Patients: Overcoming the Barriers to Change

A note about CE credits:

Do you need RACE CE credit with flexibility?  Join NAVAS and either attend realtime Symposium for up to 12 hours CE credit or access recordings at a later date. You will also have access to Symposium proceedings and all the other NAVAS CE and offerings as a member.

Don’t need CE credit but still want to learn about cutting edge veterinary anesthesia from top notch speakers? Register for the NAVAS Symposium for free and attend realtime the days of the event. Please note - no RACE CE credit, Symposium proceedings, or later access to recorded lectures with the free option.


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