Animal Anesthesia Quiz 8

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When it comes to surgery, there’s no more important tool in a veterinary practice than anaesthesia, which allows the animal to be put to sleep and allow the vet to do their job. But what are the facts behind the process of putting the animal to sleep? Find out in Animal Anaesthesia Quiz 8!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The inhalation anesthetic agent that is noted to be highly flammable and explosive is:
    • A. 

      Nitrous oxide

    • B. 

      Halothane

    • C. 

      Ether

    • D. 

      Isoflurane

  • 2. 
    Factors that will decrease the MAC (minimal alveolar concentration) include:
    • A. 

      Severe hypotension

    • B. 

      Hypothermia

    • C. 

      Aging

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 3. 
    The anesthetic agent that is noted for the slower induction and recovery is:
    • A. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • B. 

      Isoflurane

    • C. 

      Sevoflurane

    • D. 

      Nitrous oxide

  • 4. 
    A property that is NOT desirable for inhalation anesthetic agents is:
    • A. 

      Chemically stable and nonreactive with soda lime

    • B. 

      Requires high concentrations in the alveoli to produce anesthesia

    • C. 

      Low blood solubility for rapid inductions and recoveries

    • D. 

      Not irritating to mucus membranes, not nausea inducing

  • 5. 
    The percentage of isoflurane that is metabolized by the liver is:
    • A. 

      0.25% or minimal metabolism

    • B. 

      5% or moderate metabolism

    • C. 

      15% or moderate to considerable

    • D. 

      50% or considerable metabolism

  • 6. 
    The recommended maintenance setting (what %) for isoflurane for surgical plane of anesthesia is:
    • A. 

      .25%

    • B. 

      1%

    • C. 

      2 - 3%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 7. 
    The anesthetic agent that is most potent is:
    • A. 

      Nitrous oxide

    • B. 

      Sevoflurane

    • C. 

      Isoflurane

    • D. 

      Halothane

  • 8. 
    The anesthetic agent that is the least soluble is:
    • A. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • B. 

      Halothane

    • C. 

      Isoflurane

    • D. 

      Sevoflurane

  • 9. 
    A true statement concerning mask induction of anesthesia is:
    • A. 

      Best reserved for high risk patients that are adequately sedated

    • B. 

      Can greatly increase waste gas in the work environment

    • C. 

      An anesthetic with low solubility is advised

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 10. 
    Higher concentrations of sevoflurane can result in rapid changes in anesthetic depth leading to hypotension and respiratory depression
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The inhalation anesthetic agent that has been associated with the production of metabolites that are toxic to the renal system is:
    • A. 

      Sevoflurane

    • B. 

      Isoflurane

    • C. 

      Halothane

    • D. 

      Methoxyflurane

  • 12. 
    The inhalation anesthetic agent that is NOT commonly used in a precision vaporizer is:
    • A. 

      Isoflurane

    • B. 

      Sevoflurane

    • C. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • D. 

      Halothane

  • 13. 
    An anesthetic agent that has been associated with some respiratory depression is: 
    • A. 

      Isoflurane

    • B. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • C. 

      Halothane

    • D. 

      Sevorflurane

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    An anesthetic gas that is a very weak anesthetic drug that cannot produce anesthesia by itself is:
    • A. 

      Ether

    • B. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • C. 

      Halothane

    • D. 

      Nitrous oxide

  • 15. 
    The inhalation anesthetic agent that has the most tendency to sensitize the heart to the production of epinephrine induced arrhythmias is:
    • A. 

      Sevoflurane

    • B. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • C. 

      Halothane

    • D. 

      Isoflurane

  • 16. 
    When inducing anesthesia by mask induction using isoflurane, what is the maximum percentage of isoflurane that is recommended?
    • A. 

      3.0%

    • B. 

      4.0%

    • C. 

      5.0%

    • D. 

      6.0%

  • 17. 
    In patients that are anesthetized with sevoflurane, there is profound muscle relaxation seen at lighter planes of anesthesia
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    As a general rule, it is recommended that all anesthetized animals be intubated in order to maintain the airway
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Based on the properties of the agent, the inhalation anesthetic that is the best suited and considered ideal for mask induction is:
    • A. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • B. 

      Sevoflurane

    • C. 

      Isoflurane

    • D. 

      Halothane

  • 20. 
    The inhalation anesthetic agent with the lowest MAC (minimum alveolar concentration) is:
    • A. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • B. 

      Halothane

    • C. 

      Isoflurane

    • D. 

      Sevoflurane

  • 21. 
    The anesthetic agents with the highest vapor pressure is:
    • A. 

      Methoxyflurane

    • B. 

      Halothane

    • C. 

      Isoflurane

    • D. 

      Sevoflurane

  • 22. 
    When inhalation anesthetic agents are compared, the one having the lowest solubility rating will be the one that:
    • A. 

      Is the most potent

    • B. 

      Will allow for the fasted induction of anesthesia

    • C. 

      Will vaporize to the highest concentration in room air

    • D. 

      Can only be used in vaporizers that are inside the breathing circuit

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