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Anesthesiology and pain management

Section edited by Prof. Lysa Posner 

The anesthesiology and pain management section considers submissions covering all areas of anesthesia and analgesia in all animals, including companion, laboratory, and zoo animals. Articles concerning basic science, the pathophysiology of disease and its relation to anesthetic management, intensive care, anesthetic equipment and monitoring, chemical restraint of animals, and the welfare implications of animals in pain or distress, are also considered.  

  1. Long-acting local anaesthetics (e.g. bupivacaine hydrochloride) or sustained-release formulations of bupivacaine (e.g. liposomal bupivacaine) may be neurotoxic when applied in the setting of diabetic neuropath...

    Authors: Liljana Markova, Nejc Umek, Simon Horvat, Admir Hadžić, Max Kuroda, Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, Vesna Mrak and Erika Cvetko

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:247

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Buprenorphine is used for canine postoperative pain management. This study aimed to describe the pharmacokinetics and evaluate the analgesic efficacy of buprenorphine (Simbadol, 1.8 mg/mL) administered by diff...

    Authors: Paulo Vinicius Steagall, Hélène Louise Marcelle Ruel, Tomoyo Yasuda, Beatriz Paglerani Monteiro, Ryota Watanabe, Marina Cayetano Evangelista and Francis Beaudry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:154

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  3. Infiltration of the surgical site with local anesthetics combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may play an important role in improving perioperative pain control. This prospective, randomized, bli...

    Authors: Gabriel de O.L. Carapeba, Isabela P. G. A. Nicácio, Ana Beatriz F. Stelle, Tatiane S. Bruno, Gabriel M. Nicácio, José S. Costa Júnior, Rogerio Giuffrida, Francisco J. Teixeira Neto and Renata N. Cassu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:88

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Epidural administration of morphine has been shown to be an effective analgesic strategy in horses; however, the possible occurrence of side effects limits its usage. In order to decrease their frequency, it i...

    Authors: Alessandro Mirra, Jasmin Birras, Sabina Diez Bernal and Claudia Spadavecchia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:19

    Content type: Case Report

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  5. Heart rate variability (HRV) provides information about autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity and is therefore a possible tool with which to assess anaesthetic depth. The aim of the present study was to eval...

    Authors: Jonathan F. Raue, Mika P. Tarvainen and Sabine B. R. Kästner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:258

    Content type: Research article

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