OSU CVM Anesthesia (Equine/LA) Elective


Advanced training in equine anesthesia - discussion of pharmacology and appropriate use of anesthetic drugs and adjuncts. Practical planning and experience of induction, maintenance and recovery of anesthesia in healthy and sick horses. Journal articles to read/discuss if there are times when no horses are being anesthetized. Emergency after hours experience is also usually scheduled.


It is expected that students will be punctual and attend daily rounds each morning. Students will be prepared for the cases each day. If a case is assigned to a student, the student will plan the anesthetic and prepare drugs and equipment under supervision. Anesthetic planning implies thorough knowledge of the patient's presenting condition, history, surgical procedure and physical examination. The student should also understand that there will be a student in the core rotation on large animal anesthesia at the same time, thus he or she should be cognizant of this fact should refrain from hindering the core student's learning experience.


Dr. Phillip Lerche

Student Supervision

8 hrs a day, 5 days per week

Location Information

The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Email: phillip [dot] lerche [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu
Ph: 614-292-0895

Updated: 4/6/09
Signature on file: Dr. Phillip Lerche