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Mirra, Alessandro; Gamez Maidanskaia, Ekaterina; Levionnois, Olivier; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2024). How Is the Nociceptive Withdrawal Reflex Influenced by Increasing Doses of Propofol in Pigs? Animals, 14(7) MDPI 10.3390/ani14071081

Pargätzi, Gwenda; Bergadano, Alessandra; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Theurillat, Regula; Thormann, Wolfgang; Levionnois, Olivier L (2024). Stereoselective Pharmacokinetics of Ketamine Administered at a Low Dose in Awake Dogs. Animals, 14(7) MDPI 10.3390/ani14071012

Mirra, Alessandro; Micieli, Fabiana; Arnold, Mirjam; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier Louis (2024). The effect of methylphenidate on anaesthesia recovery: An experimental study in pigs. PLoS ONE, 19(4) Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0302166

Mirra, Alessandro; Hight, Darren Fletcher; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier (2024). Spatio-temporal electroencephalographic power distribution in experimental pigs receiving propofol. PLoS ONE, 19(5) Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0303146


Mirra, Alessandro; Hight, Darren; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier (7 December 2023). Electroencephalographic assessment of anaesthetic depth in pigs: which is the best region for recording? (Submitted). In: AVA meeting Warsaw.

Mirra, Alessandro; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier (7 December 2023). The effect of methylphenidate on anaesthesia recovery in experimental pigs: part 1 (Submitted). In: SIAARTI 2023.

Mirra, Alessandro; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier (7 December 2023). The effect of methylphenidate on anaesthesia recovery in experimental pigs: part 2 (Submitted). In: SIAARTI 2023.

Imboden, Tobias Jonas; Pownall, William Robert; Rubin, Stéphanie; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Schöllhorn, Bernhard; Rohrbach, Helene (2023). Determination of a safe sedative combination of dexmedetomidine, ketamine and butorphanol for minor procedures in dogs by use of a stepwise optimization method. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 65(1), p. 41. BioMed Central Ltd. 10.1186/s13028-023-00697-8

Spadavecchia, Claudia (28 June 2023). Pain sensitivity in horses and humans: differences and similarities (Unpublished). In: Neurophysiology Rounds, Faculty of Medicine, Aachen, Germany.

Gámez Maidanskaia, Ekaterina; Mirra, Alessandro; Marchionatti, Emma; Levionnois, Olivier; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2023). Antinociceptive, Sedative and Excitatory Effects of Intravenous Butorphanol Administered Alone or in Combination with Detomidine in Calves: A Prospective, Randomized, Blinded Cross-Over Study. Animals, 13(12) MDPI 10.3390/ani13121943

Spadavecchia, Claudia (15 March 2023). The difference between Pain and Discomfort in horses (Unpublished). In: 15. TWYDIL® Scientific Equine Clinics, Bern, Switzerland.

Petrucci, Mariafrancesca; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Wanderer, Stefan; Boillat, Gwendoline; Marbacher, Serge; Garcia Casalta, Luisana Gisela; Casoni, Daniela (2023). Usefulness and Reliability of the Bispectral Index during Balanced Anesthesia for Neurovascular Surgery in New Zealand White Rabbits. Brain Sciences, 13(327), pp. 1-15. MDPI 10.3390/brainsci13020327

Spadavecchia, Claudia (4 February 2023). Roses are red; violets are blue - when patients haemorrhage on the table there are things you can do. (Unpublished). In: KIS - Kleintier Intensiv Symposium Bern 2023.

Mirra, Alessandro; Gamez Maidanskaia, Ekaterina; Carmo, Luís Pedro; Levionnois, Olivier; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2023). How is depth of anaesthesia assessed in experimental pigs? A scoping review. PLoS ONE, 18(3), e0283511. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0283511

Buser, Larissa Irina; Torelli, Nathan; Andreis, Sabrina; Witte, Stefan; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2023). Evaluation of the hoof centre-of-pressure path in horses affected by chronic osteoarthritic pain. PLoS ONE, 18(9), e0291630. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0291630


Mirra, A; Casoni, D; Barge, P; Hight, D; Levionnois, O; Spadavecchia, C (2022). Usability of the SedLine® electroencephalographic monitor of depth of anaesthesia in pigs: a pilot study. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, 36(6), pp. 1635-1646. Springer 10.1007/s10877-022-00807-3

Spadavecchia, Claudia (17 November 2022). Pigs, anaesthesia and welfare: highlighting the gaps. (Unpublished). In: CABMM Autumn Miniseries.

Mirra, Alessandro; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Micieli, Fabiana (2022). Intubation in Swine: What Recumbency to Choose? Animals, 12(18) MDPI 10.3390/ani12182430

Spadavecchia, Claudia (28 August 2022). Anti-Nerve Growth Factor therapeutic to treat chronic pain in horses affected by spontaneous osteoarthritis: a pilot study (Unpublished). In: Havemeyer Equine Pain Symposium.

Spadavecchia, Claudia (28 August 2022). The NWR model in equine pain research: past experience and recent updates (Unpublished). In: Havemeyer Equine Pain Symposium.

Levionnois, Olivier Louis; Barbarossa, Andrea; Bardhi, Anisa; Siegenthaler, Joelle; Forss Pleyers, Tekla; Guidi, Monia; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Raillard, Mathieu (2022). Enantiospecific pharmacokinetics of intravenous dexmedetomidine in beagles. Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, 45(4), pp. 366-372. Wiley 10.1111/jvp.13063

Gámez Maidanskaia, Ekaterina; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Vincenti, Simona; Mirra, Alessandro (2022). Anaesthetic Management of a Labrador Retriever Undergoing Adrenalectomy for Phaeochromocytoma Excision, a Case Report. Frontiers in veterinary science, 9, p. 789101. Frontiers Media 10.3389/fvets.2022.789101

Mirra, Alessandro; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier (2022). Correlation of Sedline-generated variables and clinical signs with anaesthetic depth in experimental pigs receiving propofol. PLoS ONE, 17(9), e0275484. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0275484

Sprecher, Marta; Sprecher, Simon G; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2022). A pilot investigation of the efficacy and safety of magnesium chloride and ethanol as anesthetics in Loligo vulgaris embryos. Frontiers in physiology, 13, p. 968047. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fphys.2022.968047

Marolf, Vincent; Selz, Julie; Picavet, Pierre; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Tutunaru, Alexandru; Sandersen, Charlotte (2022). Effects of perineural dexmedetomidine combined with ropivacaine on postoperative methadone requirements in dogs after tibial plateau levelling osteotomy: a two-centre study. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 49(3), pp. 313-322. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vaa.2022.01.004


Studer, Nicole; Dìez Bernal, Sabina; Thormann, Wolfgang; Levionnois, Olivier; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2021). Antinociceptive effects of levomethadone in standing horses sedated with romifidine. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 48(3), pp. 451-460. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.08.011

Marolf, Vincent; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Müller, Nicole; Sandersen, Charlotte; Rohrbach, Helene (2021). Opioid requirements after locoregional anaesthesia in dogs undergoing tibial plateau levelling osteotomy: a pilot study. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 48(3), pp. 398-406. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.10.010

Pownall, William; Rytz, Ulrich; Schuepbach, Gertraud; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Rohrbach, Helene (2021). The influence of the choice of preemptive analgesia on long‐term postsurgical pain after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs. Veterinary surgery, 50(1), pp. 71-80. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/vsu.13515

Veres‐Nyéki, Kata O.; Nyéki, József; Bodó, Gábor; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2021). Quantitative sensory testing of the equine face. Equine veterinary journal, 53(1), pp. 177-185. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/evj.13270

Stenger, Valentina; Zeiter, Stephan; Buchholz, Tim; Arens, Daniel; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Schüpbach-Regula, Gertraud; Rohrbach, Helene (2021). Is a Block of the Femoral and Sciatic Nerves an Alternative to Epidural Analgesia in Sheep Undergoing Orthopaedic Hind Limb Surgery? A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blinded Experimental Trial. Animals, 11(9), p. 2567. MDPI 10.3390/ani11092567

Mühlemann, Selina; Leandri, Massimo; Risberg, Åse Ingvild; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2021). Comparison of Threshold and Tolerance Nociceptive Withdrawal Reflexes in Horses. Animals, 11(12) MDPI 10.3390/ani11123380


Pleyers, Tekla; Levionnois, Olivier; Siegenthaler, Joëlle; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Raillard, Mathieu (2020). Investigation of selected respiratory effects of (dex)medetomidine in healthy Beagles. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 47(5), pp. 667-671. Blackwell Science 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.05.001

Arras, Margarete; Becker, Kristianna; Bergadano, Alessandra; Durst, Mattea; Eberspächer-Schweda, Eva; Fleischmann, Thea; Haberstroh, Jörg; Jirkof, Paulin; Sager, Martin; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Zahner, Daniel (2020). Schmerztherapie bei Versuchstieren: Fachinformation aus dem Ausschuss für Anästhesie der GV-SOLAS in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Arbeitskreis 4 in der TVT Die Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (GV-SOLAS)

Diez Bernal, Sabina; Studer, Nicole; Thormann, Wolfgang; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier (2020). Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelling of the antinociceptive effect of a romifidine infusion in standing horses. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 47(1), pp. 129-136. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.06.010

Mirra, Alessandro; Birras, Jasmin; Dìez Bernal, Sabina; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2020). Morphine plasmatic concentration in a pregnant mare and its foal after long term epidural administration. BMC veterinary research, 16(1), p. 19. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12917-020-2242-9

F. Pleyers, Tekla; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Raillard, Mathieu (2020). An unusual obstruction in the breathing system of a large animal anaesthesia machine. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 47(6), pp. 851-853. Blackwell Science 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.05.010

Mirschberger, Valentina; von Deimling, Christian; Heider, Anja; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Rohrbach, Helene; Zeiter, Stephan (2020). Fentanyl Plasma Concentrations after Application of a Transdermal Patch in Three Different Locations to Refine Postoperative Pain Management in Rabbits. Animals, 10(10), p. 1778. MDPI 10.3390/ani10101778

Buchholz, Tim; Hildebrand, Maria; Heider, Anja; Stenger, Valentina; Arens, Daniel; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Zeiter, Stephan (2020). Transdermal Fentanyl Uptake at Two Different Patch Locations in Swiss White Alpine Sheep. Animals, 10(9), p. 1675. MDPI 10.3390/ani10091675

Adami, Chiara; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2020). Use of nociceptive threshold testing in cats in experimental and clinical settings: a qualitative review. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 47(4), pp. 419-436. Blackwell Science 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.12.009

Siegenthaler, Joëlle; Pleyers, Tekla; Raillard, Mathieu; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier Louis (2020). Effect of Medetomidine, Dexmedetomidine, and Their Reversal with Atipamezole on the Nociceptive Withdrawal Reflex in Beagles. Animals, 10(7), p. 1240. 10.3390/ani10071240


Vidondo, Beatriz; Stettler, Svenja Anita; Stojiljkovic, Ana; Mogel, Helga Maria; Gaschen, Véronique; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Casoni, Daniela; Stoffel, Michael Hubert (2019). Assessment of potential neuropathic changes in cattle after cautery disbudding. Research in veterinary science, 126, pp. 9-16. Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work 10.1016/j.rvsc.2019.08.003

Raillard, Mathieu Clément; Axiak, Shannon; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2019). Letter to the Editor concerning the article “ Ex vivo heart perfusion after cardiocirculatory death; a porcine model”. Journal of surgical research, 237, pp. 89-90. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jss.2017.12.029

Morath, Ute; Drögemüller, Cord; Stoffel, Michael Hubert; Precht, Maria Christina; Zanolari, Patrik; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2019). Polymelia in a chimeric Simmental calf: nociceptive withdrawal reflex, anaesthetic and analgesic management, anatomic and genetic analysis. BMC veterinary research, 15(1), p. 102. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12917-019-1846-4

Casoni, Daniela; Mirra, Alessandro; Suter, M R; Gutzwiller, A; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2019). Can disbudding of calves (one versus four weeks of age) induce chronic pain? Physiology & behavior, 199, pp. 47-55. Elsevier 10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.11.010

Rentsch, Ana Katinka; Rufener, Christina Barbara; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Stratmann, Ariane; Toscano, Michael Jeffrey (2019). Laying hen’s mobility is impaired by keel bone fractures and does not improve with paracetamol treatment. Applied animal behaviour science, 216, pp. 19-25. Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2019.04.015


Levionnois, Olivier; Graubner, Claudia; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2018). Colon constipation in horses after sustained-release buprenorphine administration. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 45(6), pp. 876-880. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vaa.2018.08.004

Casoni, Daniela; Mirra, Alessandro; Göpfert, Christine; Petruccione, Ilaria; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2018). Iatrogenic cerebral arterial gas embolism from flushing of the arterial line in two calves. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 60(1), p. 51. BioMed Central Ltd. 10.1186/s13028-018-0405-5

Wagmann, Nicole; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Morath, Ute; Schüpbach, Gertraud Irene; Zanolari, Patrik (2018). Evaluation of anaesthesia and analgesia quality during disbudding of goat kids by certified Swiss farmers. BMC veterinary research, 14(1), p. 220. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12917-018-1544-7

Dìez Bernal, Sabina; Lanz, Simone; Schmutz, Isabelle; Leeb, Tosso; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2018). Induction of general anaesthesia by blowpipe darting in a fractious companion horse. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 6(3), e000629. British Veterinary Association 10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000629

Schmutz, Isabelle; Jagannathan, Vidhya; Dìez Bernal, Sabina; Lanz, Simone; Kalbfleisch, Ted; Leeb, Tosso; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2018). Exclusion of adrenoceptor alpha 2 variants in a horse insensitive to medetomidine. Animal genetics, 49(2), p. 141. Blackwell 10.1111/age.12636

Mirra, Alessandro; von Rotz, Alois; Schmidhalter, Marta; Moser, Lara Ivana; Casoni, Daniela; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2018). Ultrasound-guided lateral and subcostal transversus abdominis plane block in calves: a cadaveric study. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 45(3), pp. 384-391. Blackwell Science 10.1016/j.vaa.2018.02.001

Märki, Nina; Witte, Stefan; Kuchen, Stephan; Reichenbach, Stefan; Ramseyer, Alessandra; Gerber, Vincent; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2018). Safety of Intra-Articular Gold Microimplants in Horses–A Randomized, Blinded, Controlled Experimental Study. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 60, 59-66.e2. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jevs.2017.03.005

Meichtry, Carmen; Glauser, Urs; Glardon, Matthieu; Ross, Steffen G.; Lechner, Isabel; Kneubühl, Beat P.; Gascho, Dominic; Spadavecchia, Claudia; von Rotz, Alois; Stojiljkovic, Ana; Stoffel, Michael Hubert (2018). Assessment of a specifically developed bullet casing gun for the stunning of water buffaloes. Meat Science, 135, pp. 74-78. Elsevier 10.1016/j.meatsci.2017.09.004

Mirra, Alessandro; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Bruckmaier, Rupert; Andreas, Gutzwiller; Casoni, Daniela (2018). Acute pain and peripheral sensitization following cautery disbudding in 1- and 4-week-old calves. Physiology & behavior, 184, pp. 248-260. Elsevier 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.11.031

Menoud, Gwennaëlle; Axiak, Shannon; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Raillard, Mathieu Clément (2018). Development and Implementation of a Perianesthetic Safety Checklist in a Veterinary University Small Animal Teaching Hospital. Frontiers in veterinary science, 5(60), p. 60. Frontiers Media 10.3389/fvets.2018.00060


Lauper, Josiane; Marolf, Vincent; Levionnois, Olivier; Schelling, Esther; Meylan, Mireille; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2017). Does systemic lidocaine reduce ketamine requirements for endotracheal intubation in calves? Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 44(2), pp. 281-286. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vaa.2016.07.002

Giovannini, Annalisa; van den Borne, Bart; Wall-Villez, Samantha Kay; Wellnitz, Olga; Bruckmaier, Rupert; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2017). Experimentally induced subclinical mastitis: are lipopolysaccharide and lipoteichoic acid eliciting similar pain responses? Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 59(1), p. 40. BioMed Central Ltd. 10.1186/s13028-017-0306-z


Adami, Chiara; Imboden, Tobias; Giovannini, Annalisa Elena; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2016). Combinations of dexmedetomidine and alfaxalone with butorphanol in cats: application of an innovative stepwise optimisation method to identify optimal clinical doses for intramuscular anaesthesia. Journal of feline medicine and surgery, 18(10), pp. 846-853. Sage 10.1177/1098612X15596563

Adami, Chiara; Casoni, Daniela; Noussitou, Fiammetta Laura; Rytz, Ulrich; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2016). Addition of magnesium sulphate to ropivacaine for spinal analgesia in dogs undergoing tibial plateau levelling osteotomy. Veterinary journal, 209, pp. 163-168. Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.11.017

Marolf, Vincent; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Fouché, Nathalie Elisa; Rohrbach, Helene (2016). Repeated perineural administrations of ropivacaine at the tibial nerve following a degloving injury in a horse. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 4(2), e000322. British Veterinary Association 10.1136/vetreccr-2016-000322

Levionnois, Olivier; Zuehlke, N; Kuhn, M; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2016). Impact of low inspired oxygen fraction on oxygenation in clinical horses under general anesthesia. Pferdeheilkunde, 32(5), pp. 461-468. Hippiatrika Verlagsgesellschaft 10.21836/PEM20160507

Spadavecchia, Claudia; Rohrbach, Helene; Levionnois, Olivier; Leandri, M (2016). The model of the Nociceptive Withdrawal Reflex in horses. Pferdeheilkunde, 32(5), pp. 416-427. Hippiatrika Verlagsgesellschaft 10.21836/PEM20160501


Marolf, Vincent; Luyet, Cédric; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Eichenberger, Urs; Rytz, Ulrich; Rohrbach, Helene (2015). Use of a perineural coiled catheter at the sciatic nerve in dogs after tibial plateau levelling osteotomy – preliminary observations. Veterinary medicine and science, 1(2), pp. 39-50. Wiley 10.1002/vms3.7

d'Ovidio, D; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Angeli, G; Adami, Chiara (2015). Etomidate anaesthesia by immersion in oriental fire-bellied toads (Bombina orientalis). Laboratory animals, 49(4), pp. 319-326. Sage Publications 10.1177/0023677215571655

Adami, Chiara; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Angeli, Giovanni; d'Ovidio, Dario (2015). Alfaxalone anesthesia by immersion in oriental fire-bellied toads (Bombina orientalis). Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 42(5), pp. 547-551. Blackwell Science 10.1111/vaa.12252

Rohrbach, Helene; Andersen, Ole K; Zeiter, Stephan; Wieling, Ronald; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2015). Repeated electrical stimulations as a tool to evoke temporal summation of nociceptive inputs in healthy, non-medicated experimental sheep. Physiology & behavior, 142, pp. 85-89. Elsevier 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.02.008

Casoni, Daniela; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Wampfler, Beat; Thormann, Wolfgang; Levionnois, Olivier (2015). Clinical and pharmacokinetic evaluation of S-ketamine for intravenous general anaesthesia in horses undergoing field castration. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 57(21), p. 21. BioMed Central Ltd. 10.1186/s13028-015-0112-4


Ranheim, B; Risberg, A I; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Landsem, R; Haga, H A (2014). The pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine administered as a constant rate infusion in horses. Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, 38(1), pp. 93-96. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/jvp.12157

Risberg, A; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Ranheim, B; Krontveit, R; Haga, H A (2014). Antinociceptive effects of three escalating dexmedetomidine and lignocaine constant rate infusions in conscious horses. Veterinary journal, 202(3), pp. 489-497. Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.09.007

Kramer, Anne Hester; Doherr, Marcus; Steiner, Adrian; Stoffel, Michael Hubert; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2014). Ultrasound-guided proximal paravertebral anaesthesia in cattle. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 41(5), pp. 534-542. Blackwell Science 10.1111/vaa.12148

Casoni, Daniela; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Adami, Chiara (2014). Cardiovascular changes after administration of aerosolized salbutamol in horses: five cases. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 56(1), p. 49. BioMed Central Ltd. 10.1186/s13028-014-0049-z

Risberg, Ase I; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Ranheim, Birgit; Hendrickson, Eli Hs; Lervik, Andreas; Haga, Henning A (2014). Antinociceptive effect of buprenorphine and evaluation of the nociceptive withdrawal reflex in foals. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 42(3), pp. 329-338. Blackwell Science 10.1111/vaa.12205

Casoni, Daniela; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Adami, Chiara (2014). S-ketamine versus racemic ketamine in dogs: their relative potency as induction agents. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 42(3), pp. 250-259. Blackwell Science 10.1111/vaa.12200

Adami, Chiara; Dayer, Thomas; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Angeli, Giovanni (2014). Ultrasound-guided pudendal nerve block in cats undergoing perineal urethrostomy: a prospective, randomised, investigator-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Journal of feline medicine and surgery, 16(4), pp. 340-345. Sage 10.1177/1098612X13509082

Waag, Sonja; Stoffel, Michael Hubert; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Eichenberger, Urs; Rohrbach, Helene (2014). Ultrasound-guided block of sciatic and femoral nerves: an anatomical study. Laboratory animals, 48(2), pp. 97-104. Sage Publications 10.1177/0023677213516314

Spadavecchia, Claudia; Ranheim, Birgit (2014). Pain in pigs: how much does it hurt? Veterinary journal, 199(3), pp. 317-318. Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.11.010

Perret-Gentil, F.; Doherr, Marcus; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier (2014). Attitudes of Swiss veterinarians towards pain and analgesia in dogs and cats. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 156(3), pp. 111-117. Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000560

Rohrbach, Helene; Zeiter, Stephan; Andersen, Ole K.; Wieling, Ronald; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2014). Quantitative assessment of the nociceptive withdrawal reflex in healthy, non-medicated experimental sheep. Physiology & behavior, 129, pp. 181-185. Elsevier 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.02.017


Adami, Chiara; Angeli, Giovanni; Haenssgen, Kati; Stoffel, Michael Hubert; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2013). Development of an ultrasound-guided technique for pudendal nerve block in cat cadavers. Journal of feline medicine and surgery, 15(10), pp. 901-907. Sage 10.1177/1098612X13485482

Adami, Chiara; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Casoni, Daniela (2013). Seizure activity occurring in two dogs after S-ketamine-induction. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 155(10), pp. 569-572. Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000513

Veres-Nyéki, Kata O.; Leandri, M.; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2013). Assessment of the wind-up phenomenon in the equine nociceptive trigeminal system. Veterinary journal, 198(1), pp. 81-87. Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.04.012

Morath, Ute; Luyet, Cédric; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Stoffel, Michael Hubert; Hatch, Garry M (2013). Ultrasound-guided retrobulbar nerve block in horses: a cadaveric study. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 40(2), pp. 205-211. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00780.x

Adami, Chiara; Bergadano, Alessandra; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2013). Limitations of the use of pressure waves to verify correct epidural needle position in dogs. Veterinary medicine international, 2013, p. 159489. SAGE-Hindawi 10.1155/2013/159489


Adami, Chiara; Veres, Kata; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Rytz, Ulrich; Bergadano, Alessandra (2012). Evaluation of peri-operative epidural analgesia with ropivacaine, ropivacaine and sufentanil, and ropivacaine, sufentanil and epinephrine in isoflurane anesthetized dogs undergoing tibial plateau levelling osteotomy. Veterinary journal, 194(2), pp. 229-234. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.04.019

Kirscher, Franziska; Bruckmaier, Rupert; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Friedli, Katharina; Doherr, Marcus G.; Syring, Claudia; Steiner, Adrian (2012). Quantitative assessment of physiological and behavioural parameters in healthy dairy cows evoked by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation of the udder. Veterinary journal, 192(2), pp. 183-188. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.05.020

Veres, Kata; Rieben, Robert; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Bergadano, Alessandra (2012). Pancuronium dose refinement in experimental pigs used in cardiovascular research. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 39(5), pp. 529-32. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00732.x

Adami, Chiara; Axiak, Shannon; Raith, Karina; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2012). Unusual perianesthetic malignant hyperthermia in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 240(4), pp. 450-453. Schaumburg, Ill.: American Veterinary Medical Association 10.2460/javma.240.4.450

Kempchen, S.; Kuhn, M.; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier (2012). Medetomidine continuous rate intravenous infusion in horses in which surgical anaesthesia is maintained with isoflurane and intravenous infusions of lidocaine and ketamine. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 39(3), pp. 245-55. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00701.x

Lervik, A.; Haga, H. A.; Ranheim, B.; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2012). The influence of a continuous rate infusion of dexmedetomidine on the nociceptive withdrawal reflex and temporal summation during isoflurane anaesthesia in dogs. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 39(4), pp. 414-25. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00713.x

Spadavecchia, Claudia; Haga, H. A.; Ranheim, B. (2012). Concentration-dependent isoflurane effects on withdrawal reflexes in pigs and the role of the stimulation paradigm. Veterinary journal, 194(3), pp. 375-379. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.04.018

Veres, Kata; Leandri, M.; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2012). Nociceptive trigeminal reflexes in non-sedated horses. Veterinary journal, 191(1), pp. 101-7. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.03.022

Schuhbeck, M M; Kuhn, M; Spadavecchia, C; Levionnois, O (2012). Continuous intravenous lidocaine infusion during isoflurane anaesthesia in horses undergoing surgical procedures. Pferdeheilkunde, 28(3), pp. 252-257. Hippiatrika Verlagsgesellschaft 10.21836/PEM20120301


Adami, C.; Axiak, S.; Rytz, U.; Spadavecchia, C. (2011). Alternating one lung ventilation using a double lumen endobronchial tube and providing CPAP to the non-ventilated lung in a dog. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 38(1), pp. 70-6. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2010.00586.x

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

Adami, C.; Levionnois, O.; Spadavecchia, C. (2011). Acute pulmonary edema and airway hemorrhage in a goat during sevoflurane anesthesia. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 153(2), pp. 86-8. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000155

Veres, Kata; Graubner, Claudia; Aloisio, F.; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2011). Pulmonary edema at recovery after colic operation with in-situ nasogastric tube in a horse. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 153(9), pp. 401-4. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000232

Vesal, N.; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Steiner, Adrian; Kirscher, Franziska; Levionnois, Olivier (2011). Evaluation of the isoflurane-sparing effects of lidocaine infusion during umbilical surgery in calves. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 38(5), pp. 451-60. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00636.x

Graubner, C.; Gerber, V.; Doherr, M.; Spadavecchia, C. (2011). Clinical application and reliability of a post abdominal surgery pain assessment scale (PASPAS) in horses. Veterinary journal, 188(2), pp. 178-83. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.04.029

Fosse, T.K.; Spadavecchia, C.; Horsberg, T.E.; Haga, H.A.; Ranheim, B. (2011). Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic effects of meloxicam in piglets subjected to a kaolin inflammation model. Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, 34(4), pp. 367-75. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2010.01237.x

Fosse, T.K.; Toutain, P.L.; Spadavecchia, C.; Haga, H.A.; Horsberg, T.E.; Ranheim, B. (2011). Ketoprofen in piglets: enantioselective pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and PK/PD modelling. Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, 34(4), pp. 338-49. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2010.01236.x

Haga, H.A.; Ranheim, B.; Spadavecchia, C. (2011). Effects of isoflurane upon minimum alveolar concentration and cerebral cortex depression in pigs and goats: an interspecies comparison. Veterinary journal, 187(2), pp. 217-20. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.11.010

Krohm, P.; Levionnois, O.; Ganster, M.; Zilberstein, L.; Spadavecchia, C. (2011). Antinociceptive activity of pre- versus post-operative intra-articular bupivacaine in goats undergoing stifle arthrotomy. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 38(4), pp. 363-73. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00623.x


Levionnois, O L; Mevissen, M; Thormann, W; Spadavecchia, C (2010). Assessing the efficiency of a pharmacokinetic-based algorithm for target-controlled infusion of ketamine in ponies. Research in veterinary science, 88(3), pp. 512-8. London: Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work 10.1016/j.rvsc.2009.12.004

Levionnois, Olivier L; Menge, Monika; Thormann, Wolfgang; Mevissen, Meike; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2010). Effect of ketamine on the limb withdrawal reflex evoked by transcutaneous electrical stimulation in ponies anaesthetised with isoflurane. Veterinary journal, 186(3), pp. 304-11. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.08.018

Graubner, C.; Doherr, M.; Gerber, V.; Spadavecchia, C. (2010). Development, Validation and Clinical Application of a post abdominal surgery pain assessment scale in horses (PASPAS). Veterinary journal Amsterdam: Elsevier

Spadavecchia, C.; Levionnois, O.; Kronen, P.; Andersen, O.K. (2010). The effects of isoflurane minimum alveolar concentration on withdrawal reflex activity evoked by repeated transcutaneous electrical stimulation in ponies. Veterinary journal, 183(3), pp. 337-44. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2008.12.011


Larenza, M Paula; Peterbauer, Christoph; Landoni, M Fabiana; Levionnois, Olivier L; Schatzmann, Urs; Spadavecchia, Claudia; Thormann, Wolfgang (2009). Stereoselective pharmacokinetics of ketamine and norketamine after constant rate infusion of a subanesthetic dose of racemic ketamine or S-ketamine in Shetland ponies. American journal of veterinary research, 70(7), pp. 831-9. Chicago, Ill.: American Veterinary Medical Association 10.2460/ajvr.70.7.831

Bergadano, A.; Andersen, O.K.; Arendt-Nielsen, L.; Spadavecchia, C. (2009). Modulation of nociceptive withdrawal reflexes evoked by single and repeated nociceptive stimuli in conscious dogs by low-dose acepromazine. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 36(3), pp. 261-72. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2009.00447.x

Bergadano, A.; Andersen, O.K.; Arendt-Nielsen, L.; Theurillat, R.; Thormann, W.; Spadavecchia, C. (2009). Plasma levels of a low-dose constant-rate-infusion of ketamine and its effect on single and repeated nociceptive stimuli in conscious dogs. Veterinary journal, 182(2), pp. 252-60. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tvjl.2008.06.003

Levionnois, O. L.; Spadavecchia, C.; Kronen, P.W.; Schatzmann, U. (2009). Determination of the minimum alveolar concentration of isoflurane in Shetland ponies using constant current or constant voltage electrical stimulation. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 36(1), pp. 9-17. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2008.00420.x

Rohrbach, H.; Korpivaara, T.; Schatzmann, U.; Spadavecchia, C. (2009). Comparison of the effects of the alpha-2 agonists detomidine, romifidine and xylazine on nociceptive withdrawal reflex and temporal summation in horses. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 36(4), pp. 384-95. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2009.00466.x


Peterbauer, Christoph; Larenza, Paula M; Knobloch, Monika; Theurillat, Regula; Thormann, Wolfgang; Mevissen, Meike; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2008). Effects of a low dose infusion of racemic and S-ketamine on the nociceptive withdrawal reflex in standing ponies. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 35(5), pp. 414-23. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2008.00402.x


Spadavecchia, Claudia; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars; Spadavecchia, Luciano; Mosing, Martina; Auer, Ulricke; van den Hoven, Renè (2007). Effects of butorphanol on the withdrawal reflex using threshold, suprathreshold and repeated subthreshold electrical stimuli in conscious horses. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 34(1), pp. 48-58. Oxford: Blackwell Science 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2006.00289.x


Knobloch, M; Portier, C J; Levionnois, O L; Theurillat, R; Thormann, W; Spadavecchia, C; Mevissen, M (2006). Antinociceptive effects, metabolism and disposition of ketamine in ponies under target-controlled drug infusion. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 216(3), pp. 373-86. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.taap.2006.06.011

Bergadano, Alessandra; Andersen, Ole K; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars; Schatzmann, Urs; Spadavecchia, Claudia (2006). Quantitative assessment of nociceptive processes in conscious dogs by use of the nociceptive withdrawal reflex. American journal of veterinary research, 67(5), pp. 882-9. Chicago, Ill.: American Veterinary Medical Association 10.2460/ajvr.67.5.882

Spadavecchia, Claudia; Levionnois, Olivier; Kronen, Peter W; Leandri, Massimo; Spadavecchia, Luciano; Schatzmann, Urs (2006). Evaluation of administration of isoflurane at approximately the minimum alveolar concentration on depression of a nociceptive withdrawal reflex evoked by transcutaneous electrical stimulation in ponies. American journal of veterinary research, 67(5), pp. 762-9. Chicago, Ill.: American Veterinary Medical Association 10.2460/ajvr.67.5.762

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