Effect of fentanyl on visceral and somatic nociception in conscious horses.

@article{Sanchez2007EffectOF,
  title={Effect of fentanyl on visceral and somatic nociception in conscious horses.},
  author={L. Chris Sanchez and Sheilah Ann Robertson and Lara Maxwell and Keith D Zientek and Cynthia A. Cole},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={1067-75}
}
BACKGROUND Transdermal fentanyl is used clinically in horses based on pharmacokinetic data and antinociceptive effects documented in other species. HYPOTHESIS Fentanyl IV administration increases both visceral and somatic nociceptive threshold in conscious horses. ANIMALS Six clinically normal horses, each fitted with a permanent gastric cannula. METHODS Visceral nociception was evaluated with 2 methods of threshold detection--olorectal distention and duodenal distention. Somatic… CONTINUE READING

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