Henning Meyer

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This review describes the indications for surgical treatment of distal interphalangeal joint (DIJ) infection in cattle and presents an overview of former surgical methods that have been modified for current use, including arthrotomy, resection of the distal sesamoid bone, resection of the DIJ and digital amputation. The post-operative life span, reasons for(More)
The objective was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of pre- and postoperative administration of meloxicam on the postsurgical convalescence period of lame dairy cows undergoing resection of the coffin joint. In a blinded, placebo-controlled, explorative clinical trial, 19 lame German Holstein-Friesian cows weighing 536 ± 98 kg (mean ± SD) and aged 5.7 ±(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy of a caudal epidural anaesthesia using lidocaine or xylazine in a high volume for analgesia of the flank, navel and hamstring tendon. Fourteen calves weighing 57.7 +/- 5.1 kg and 37.9 +/- 9.3 (mean +/- SEM) days old were randomly divided into two groups of seven calves each. Calves belonging to the(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the cardiopulmonary effects of dorsal recumbency and high-volume caudal epidural anaesthesia induced by xylazine or lidocaine in calves. Twenty-eight German Holstein-Friesian calves (57.7 ± 5.8 kg bodyweight) were randomly allocated to four equal (n=7) groups for one of the following treatments, each injected(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the hormonal, metabolic, and cardiorespiratory effects of xylazine hydrochloride on dairy cows undergoing lateral recumbency and claw trimming. DESIGN Prospective crossover study. ANIMALS 6 healthy Holstein-Friesian cows. PROCEDURES Cows were treated with xylazine (0.05 mg/kg [0.023 mg/lb], IM) or an equal volume of saline(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare three anaesthetic protocols for umbilical surgery in calves regarding adequacy of analgesia, and cardiopulmonary and hormonal responses. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomised experimental study. ANIMALS Thirty healthy German Holstein calves (7 female, 23 male) aged 45.9 ± 6.4 days. METHODS All calves underwent umbilical surgery in(More)
The study describes a technique of ultrasonographically guided transcutaneous catheter implantation into the abdominal aorta of 29 6- to 8-week-old German Holstein calves. Catheters were implanted between the left transverse processes of L3 and L4, left in place for 2 days and used for serial blood sampling and continuous measurement of blood pressure.(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of xylazine on the stress and pain response of lame cows undergoing claw treatment in lateral recumbency (LR). Twenty-four lame, German Holstein-Friesian cows were included in a prospective, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical case study. Cows were randomly allocated to two groups (n=12) and either(More)