Epidural administration of bupivacaine, morphine, or their combination for postoperative analgesia in dogs.

@article{Hendrix1996EpiduralAO,
  title={Epidural administration of bupivacaine, morphine, or their combination for postoperative analgesia in dogs.},
  author={Paula K Hendrix and Marc R Raffe and Elliot P Robinson and Lawrence J. Felice and David A Randall},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={209 3},
  pages={598-607}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the analgesic effects of epidural administration of morphine (MOR), bupivacaine hydrochloride (BUP), their combination (COM), and 0.9% sterile NaCl solution (SAL) in dogs undergoing hind limb orthopedic surgeries. DESIGN Blinded, randomized clinical trial. ANIMALS 41 healthy dogs admitted for elective orthopedic surgeries involving the pelvis or hind limbs. PROCEDURE Analgesic and control agents were administered postoperatively prior to recovery from isoflurane… CONTINUE READING

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