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Local anesthesia in cattle


DVM360 MAGAZINE


Current research


Christine Navarre
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 sedative effects.

Dr. Navarre works as an extension veterinarian with Louisiana State University's Department of Veterinary Science.


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