Analgesia after lateral thoracotomy in dogs. Epidural morphine vs. intercostal bupivacaine.

@article{Pascoe1993AnalgesiaAL,
  title={Analgesia after lateral thoracotomy in dogs. Epidural morphine vs. intercostal bupivacaine.},
  author={Peter J. Pascoe and Doris H. Dyson},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={1993},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={141-7}
}
One of two analgesic treatments was randomly assigned to 40 dogs undergoing lateral thoracotomy. Group E (20 dogs) received an epidural injection of morphine (0.1 mg/kg) before surgery. Group I (20 dogs) received injections of bupivacaine around five intercostal nerves when the thorax was about to be closed. All dogs were given an opioid as part of their preoperative medication (meperidine or butorphanol), followed by thiopental for induction and halothane or methoxyflurane for maintenance of… CONTINUE READING

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