The use of pulse oximetry in clinical veterinary anaesthesia

W. Erhardt, C. Lendl, R. Hipp, G. von Hegel, G. Wiesner, H. Wiesner

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A commercial human pulse oximeter was used in several species to measure heart rate and arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), and the results compared with those from an ECG and bench oximeter. The heart rates were always the same, but differences in the SaO2 ranged between 4.2 per cent to 10.3 per cent. Correlation coefficients between the two SaO2 measurement techniques ranged from 0.81 to 0.94, depending on the species investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-31
Number of pages2
JournalVeterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1990


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