Induction Hoods

Avian, mammal and reptile induction hoodsOur line of Induction Hoods with replaceable seals were originally intended to meet the special needs of the avian veterinarian.  However, they have found to be useful for inducing rabbits, ferrets, and small mammals as well.  They have also been used as induction chambers for "pocket pets".  The standard sizes for our induction hoods are Small (Parakeet size, 1 1/4 inch internal diameter), Medium (African Gray Parrot size, 21/2 inch internal diameter), and Large (Macaw size, 3 3/4 inch internal diameter).  In addition we make each size in a Long-Billed version for birds such as Plovers, Hornbills and Pelicans.

Induction masks for dogs and cats have been used in the past to anesthetize avian species, but they have a tendency to "nibble" on the rubber seal as the mask is put over their head.  After a period of time, enough of the rubber seal is removed that the mask is no longer usable on dogs and cats, and it is necessary to purchase a new mask.  This is expensive.  In addition, any open space between the seal and the bird allows anesthetic to freely escape to the environment.  In addition to the gas being expensive, this situation exposes the staff to the anesthetic.

Our seals on the hood are easily removed and replaced when damaged by a "nibbling" patient. Because the seals are removable, they can also be easily removed for washing. This is especially useful in situations such as wildlife work or flock maintenance.  The synthetic material used to make the seals does not absorb the water, and therefore they air dry very rapidly.

Our Avian Induction Hoods also reduce anesthetic gas usage in two ways.  First, the induction hood can be sized to the patient. Second, the tightly woven synthetic fabric seals minimize leakage to minimize the amount of anesthetic entering the room.

Finally, an optional 7 mm connection is available for connecting the hood to your anesthetic scavenger system to further reduce the amount of anesthetic escaping to the room.

After inducing the patient, frequently it is necessary to intubate them.  We keep in stock those hard to find Endotracheal Tubes for these small patients.  This includes the 1.0 to 3.0 mm uncuffed endotracheal tubes for avian and reptile species, as well as the 2.0 and 3.0 mm cuffed tubes for mammals.   Our endotracheal tubes are made with soft silicone rubber, and come in both straight wall and stepped wall models. We also have small endotracheal tubes available with wire reinforcing in both cuffed and non cuffed versions which are useful for some reptile procedures.

1.0 mm Uncuffed Endotracheal Tube2.0 mm Cuffed Endotracheal Tube2.0 mm Stepped Wall Endotracheal Tube

For Prices & Ordering Information on our Hoods click here.   For the hard to find Endotracheal Tubes, click here for more information.

For more information:
Medical Engineering & Development
4910 Dancer Rd
Horton, Mi 49246 US
(800) 784-9060

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