Treating Severe Forelimb Pain With a Continuous Nerve Blockade (AAEP 2010)

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Veterinarians can reduce a horse's severe forelimb pain by administering a continuous, low-dose infusion of the local anesthetic bupivacaine, but this method is not suitable for every case, according to researchers from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. "Severe forelimb pain can occur with fractures, joint or tendon sheath infections, or traumatic injuries," explained Ashlee

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