A prospective multi-centre clinical trial to compare buprenorphine and butorphanol for postoperative analgesia in cats.

@article{Taylor2010APM,
  title={A prospective multi-centre clinical trial to compare buprenorphine and butorphanol for postoperative analgesia in cats.},
  author={Polly M. Taylor and Jonathan J Kirby and Clare Robinson and Elizabeth Anne Watkins and David D. Clarke and Marion A Ford and Karen Church},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={247-55}
}
One hundred and fifty-three cats undergoing surgery in seven veterinary practices in Great Britain were studied. They were randomly allocated to receive either 10-20 microg/kg buprenorphine or 0.4 mg/kg butorphanol with acepromazine before anaesthesia with propofol, Saffan or thiopentone and isoflurane or halothane. Routine monitoring was undertaken. Pain and sedation were assessed blind using a four point (0-3) simple descriptive scale (SDS) at 1, 2, 4, 8 and 24h. Pain and sedation data were… CONTINUE READING
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