Sciatic-femoral nerve block with bupivacaine in goats undergoing elective stifle arthrotomy

Adami, Chiara; Bergadano, Alessandra; Bruckmaier, Rupert; Stoffel, Michael Hubert; Doherr, Marcus; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2011). Sciatic-femoral nerve block with bupivacaine in goats undergoing elective stifle arthrotomy. Veterinary journal, 188(1), pp. 53-7. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.02.008

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The aim of this study was to describe the sciatic-femoral nerve block (SFNB) in goats and to evaluate the peri-operative analgesia when the goats underwent stifle arthrotomy. The animals were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups: groups 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75 received 0.25%, 0.5% and 0.75% of bupivacaine, respectively, while group C (control group) received 0.9% NaCl. In all groups, the volume administered was 0.2 mL/kg. Intra-operatively, the proportion of animals receiving rescue propofol was significantly lower in groups 0.5 and 0.75, compared to group C. Post-operatively, the visual analogue scale (VAS) and total pain score were significantly higher in group C than in the other groups. Group 0.75 had the highest percentage of animals showing motor blockade. SFNB performed with bupivacaine resulted in better intra- and post-operative analgesia than SFNB performed with saline. Compared to the other concentrations, 0.5% bupivacaine resulted in satisfactory analgesia with acceptable side effects.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DVK - Clinical Research (discontinued)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Physiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Anatomy
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Anaesthesiology

UniBE Contributor:

Adami, Chiara; Bergadano, Alessandra; Bruckmaier, Rupert; Stoffel, Michael Hubert; Doherr, Marcus and Spadavecchia, Claudia

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1090-0233

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

03 Feb 2015 08:58

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.02.008

Web of Science ID:

000289580400013

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/11973 (FactScience: 218234)

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