Ketamine hydrochloride is currently being studied for its potential analgesic benefits. It may interrupt spinal transmission
of pain signals, which might lessen the hypersensitisation that occurs with chronic pain. It can be used systemically or epidurally.
Experimentally in cattle, 2.0 mg/kg diluted to a volume of 20 mls provided perineal analgesia for 63 minutes without systemic
Dr. Navarre works as an extension veterinarian with Louisiana State University's Department of Veterinary Science.