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Table 4 Pain and sedation scores [median (range)], and mechanical nociceptive thresholds [mean (SD)] measured prior to ovariohysterectomy (BL) and at 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 18 and 24 h of the postoperative period in cats treated with local infiltration of physiological saline (S), 1 mg/kg of ropivacaine (R) and ropivacaine (1 mg/kg) / meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg) (RM). All groups started with an n = 15. Animals that received rescue analgesia were removed from comparisons among treatment groups and from baseline. The actual number of animals analyzed at each time point is presented

From: Comparison of perioperative analgesia using the infiltration of the surgical site with ropivacaine alone and in combination with meloxicam in cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy

VariableGroupPostoperative time (hours)
BL0.512468121824
Number of animals analyzedS15151513111111111111
R15151514141414141414
RM15151515151514141414
IVAS (0-100 mm)S0 (0–0)5 (0–10)5 (0–35)*5 (5–35)*10 (0–25)*5 (0–20)*5 (0–20)*5 (0–15)*5 (0–10)*5 (0–10)*
R0 (0–0)5 (0–15)*10 (0–20)*5 (0–20)*5 (0–15)*5 (5–15)*5 (0–20)*5 (0–10)*5 (0–10)5 (0–10)
RM0 (0–0)5 (0–10)5 (0–10)5 (0–20)*5 (0–35)*5 (0–20)*5 (0–15)*5 (0–20)*5 (0–10)5 (0–15)
MCPS (0–24 point)S0 (0–5)0 (0–2)0 (0–15)1 (0–7)1 (0–4)1 (0–5)1 (0–5)1 (0–2)1 (0–2)0 (0–2)
R0 (0–3)0 (0–2)1 (0–7)0.5 (0–2)1 (0–4)1 (0–5)1 (0–4)1 (0–2)1 (0–2)0.5 (0–2)
RM0 (0–5)0 (0–4)0 (0–1)0 (0–5)0 (0–6)0.5 (0–5)1 (0–2)1 (0–2)0 (0–2)0.5 (0–2)
MNT (grams)S211 ± 56237 ± 92196 ± 64196 ± 63188 ± 84185 ± 51185 ± 74184 ± 56183 ± 27190 ± 28
R288 ± 60173 ± 87183 ± 59167 ± 70142 ± 67163 ± 61166 ± 77185 ± 78180 ± 64181 ± 64
RM223 ± 94280 ± 95215 ± 93205 ± 98163 ± 64156 ± 39160 ± 56210 ± 87195 ± 83185 ± 44
Sedation (0–4 point)S0 (0–0)1 (0–3)*0 (0–1)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)
R0 (0–0)1 (0–3)*0 (0–1)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)
RM0 (0–0)1 (1–3)*0 (0–1)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)
  1. IVAS Interactive Visual Analogue Scale, MCPS UNESP-Botucatu Multidimensional Composite Pain Scale, MNT Mechanical Nociceptive Thresholds
  2. *Significantly different from baseline values (P < 0.05). Significantly different from S and R groups (P = 0.021–0.018)