Authors: Lindsay A Parker, Alex D Bukoski, Cristopher Zelaya-Nunez, John R Dodam, Kelley M Varner, Bryan T Torres

Objective: To report the locoregional anesthesia and analgesia preferences of veterinary anesthesiologists for use in dogs undergoing a TPLO and determine any association with specialty college, time from board-certification, or employment sector.

Study design: Cross sectional study.

Sample population: Diplomates of the American (ACVAA) and European (ECVAA) Colleges of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Authors: William Pownall, Ulrich Rytz, Gertraud Schuepbach, Claudia Spadavecchia, Helene Rohrbach

Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in dogs and to determine the influence of preemptive locoregional analgesia on CPSP.

Study design: Retrospective study.

Animals: One hundred twenty client-owned dogs.

Authors: Ashley E. Mitek DVM, MS; Stuart C. Clark-Price DVM, MS; Berit L. Fischer DVM; Heidi Phillips VMD; Tisha A. Harper DVM, MS and David J. Schaefer, PhD

OBJECTIVE  To compare perceptions related to veterinary anesthesiologist involvement with anesthesia and pain management, benefits of a preanesthetic consultation (PAC) with an anesthesiologist, and quality of patient care between clients who did and did not participate in a PAC prior to their dogs’ elective orthopedic surger

SAMPLE 80 dog owners.

Category: Anesthesia
Authors: Tayari H, Otero P, Rossetti A, Breghi G, Briganti A.

OBJECTIVE: To design and assess the perioperative analgesic efficacy of an ultrasound (US)-guided radial (R), ulnar (U), median (M) and musculocutaneous (Mc) nerve blocks, performed together in the axillary space by a single, in-plane approach.

STUDY DESIGN: Anatomical research and prospective clinical study.

ANIMALS: A group of three dog cadavers and 15 client-owned dogs undergoing orthopaedic thoracic limb surgery.

Category: Anesthesia

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of dexketoprofen and methadone using a noninferiority trial, during the first 24 postoperative hours in dogs undergoing orthopaedic surgery.

STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, blinded clinical study.

ANIMALS: A total of 38 healthy dogs undergoing orthopaedic surgery.

Category: Anesthesia

OBJECTIVE: D-dimer is a specific marker of active coagulation and fibrinolysis. The objective of this study is to determine the influence of surgery on D-dimer concentration as well as to examine the relation between the magnitude of change and invasiveness of the surgical procedures.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study.

Category: Anesthesia

The aim of this study was to compare the effects on mean arterial pressure (MAP) and ventilation of propofol total IV anaesthesia (TIVA) and isoflurane as anaesthetic maintenance in healthy dogs undergoing orthopaedic surgery, with epidural anaesthesia.

Category: Anesthesia

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of meloxicam oral transmucosal spray (OTMS) alone and with tramadol in cats with osteoarthritis (OA).

STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, blinded study.

ANIMALS: Fifteen geriatric cats weighing 4.5 ± 1.0 kg.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether pulse pressure variation (PPV) can predict fluid responsiveness in healthy dogs during clinical surgery.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study.

ANIMALS: Thirty-three isoflurane-anesthetized dogs with arterial hypotension during orthopedic surgery.

Category: Anesthesia

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate agreement between observers with different training and experience for assessment of postoperative pain and sedation in cats by use of a dynamic and interactive visual analog scale (DIVAS) and for assessment of postoperative pain in the same cats with a multidimensional composite pain scale (MCPS).
DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, blinded study. ANIMALS 45 adult cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy.

Category: Anesthesia