OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to quantify by accelerometry the trotting pattern of adult horses sedated with two different doses of acepromazine, in order to assess the use of this drug in equine lameness evaluations.

Authors: J. Schumacher, F. DeGraves, F. Cesar and S. Duran
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Reasons for performing study

A local anaesthetic agent capable of temporarily resolving lameness after being administered perineurally would be helpful because rapid return of lameness would allow for other analgesic techniques to be performed within a short period of time.

Authors: Michela Re, Javier Blanco-Murcia, Alejandra Villaescusa Fernández, Ignacio De Gaspar Simón, Ignacio A. Gómez de Segura
Journal: The Veterinary Journal

This study aimed to describe a suitable acoustic window to facilitate access to the sciatic and femoral nerves in calves and to study the effects of their blockade with local anaesthetics. The neuroanatomical and ultrasound (US) study was performed on the cadavers of 10 calves, and the effects of 2% lidocaine with epinephrine (0.2 mL/kg) were determined in five healthy calves.

Category: Anaesthesia - Ruminant
Authors: Ashlee E. Watts, DVM, DACVS; Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, DACVS; Heidi L. Reesink, VMD; Jonathan Cheetham, VetMB, PhD, DACVS; Susan L. Fubini, DVM, DACVS; Andrea L. Looney, DVM, DACVA
Journal: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Objective—To investigate the efficacy and safety of a low-volume, single-catheter, continuous peripheral neural blockade (CPNB) technique to locally deliver bupivacaine to alleviate signs of severe forelimb pain resulting from experimentally induced tendonitis in horses. Design—Randomized controlled experimental trial. Sample—14 horses and 5 forelimbs from equine cadavers. Procedures—Horses underwent collagenase-induced superficial digital flexor tendonitis in the midmetacarpal region of 1 forelimb.

Category: Anaesthesia - Equine - Lameness