At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, veterinarians discussed continuous pain medication delivery, sedative reversal agents, an oral sedative gel, respiratory support for horses under general anesthesia, anesthetizing donkeys, and anti-inflammatory drug safety.
Ashlee E. Watts, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, a graduate student pursuing a PhD and a part-time large animal surgeon, presented a study on administering a continuous, low-dose infusion of the local anesthetic bupivacaine. Veterinarians can administer epidural medications in the hind limb to drastically reduce pain. Since an epidural cannot be used for forelimb pain, Watts and her colleagues assessed the use of a continuous peripheral nerve blockade (CPNB).
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- Laminitis Research Project Inclusion Criteria Expanded
- Researchers Evaluate Horses as Model of Human Depression
- Researchers Seeking Horse Owner Help in Laminitis Study
- Study Evaluates Injectable Treatment for Tendon Injuries
- 'Pinch Grafting' for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)
- Effects of Behavior-Modifying Drug Investigated (AAEP 2011)
- Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)
- Granulation Tissue Management in the Horse (AAEP 2011)
- Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)