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Clinical techniques in veterinary dermatology: regional anaesthesia of the canine and feline distal limb

Author:
Douglas, Hope, Welsh, Stephanie, Barr, Ciara
Source:
Veterinary dermatology 2021 v.32 no.1 pp. 90
ISSN:
0959-4493
Subject:
analgesia, anesthesia, cats, dogs, veterinary medicine
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Local anaesthesia for procedures involving the distal limb are a useful component of balanced protocols to achieve effective procedural analgesia for patients. A ring block is an effective and straightforward technique. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: To review and describe the ring block technique for local anaesthesia of the canine and feline distal limb. ANIMALS: Images of hospitalized patients were used. These photographs were obtained with owner permission. RESULTS: The clinical technique for the ring block of the canine or feline distal limb is described. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL IMPORTANCE: The ring block can be implemented simply and successfully for a variety of procedures involving the distal limb to provide effective analgesia.
Agid:
7240596