A comparison of preoperative morphine and buprenorphine for postoperative analgesia for arthrotomy in dogs.

@article{Brodbelt1997ACO,
  title={A comparison of preoperative morphine and buprenorphine for postoperative analgesia for arthrotomy in dogs.},
  author={David Charles Brodbelt and Patricia M. Taylor and Gillian Stanway},
  journal={Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={284-9}
}
The aim of this study was to compare morphine with the partial agonist, buprenorphine, for postoperative analgesic effects, when administered preoperatively for elective arthrotomy in dogs. Fifty two dogs were anaesthetized for stifle, elbow, or hock arthrotomy. The dogs were premedicated 30 min prior to induction of anaesthesia with 0.03 mg/kg acepromazine intramuscularly, and either 0.3 mg/kg morphine or 0.01 mg/kg buprenorphine intramuscularly (allocated randomly). Anaesthesia was induced… CONTINUE READING

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