Today's Daily Dose: Epidural anesthesia and analgesia

Dec 02, 2010
By staff
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“If the surgical procedure is expected to be less than two hours, lidocaine is a better choice of local anesthetic, as recovery of motor blockade will occur before the patient recovers from anesthesia. Prolonged motor blockade from bupivacaine after recovery from a short period of inhalant anesthesia is distressing to some animals and can result in self-trauma.”

—Christine Egger, DVM, MVSc, DACVA, and Lydia Love, DVM

From Local and regional anesthesia techniques, Part 4: Epidural anesthesia and analgesia