Intravenous Lidocaine for Controlling Pain and Inflammation

Intravenous (IV) lidocaine is one systemic way to manage pain and inflammation, and it also has been used to improve intestinal motility in colic cases. Its use has been a fairly hot topic of late, so Margaret Mudge, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVECC, assistant professor of equine emergency and critical care at The Ohio State University, reviewed its properties and usage at the 2007 American Associatio

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