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Articles by Lydia Love, DVM

Lydia Love, DVM

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Local and regional anesthesia techniques, Part 4: Epidural anesthesia and analgesia
October 1, 2009

Preoperative epidural injection of local anesthetics and opioids provides excellent preemptive, multimodal intraoperative analgesia; reduces the concentration of volatile anesthetic required to maintain surgical anesthesia; and provides analgesia extending into the recovery period.

Local and regional anesthesia techniques, Part 3: Blocking the maxillary and mandibular nerves
June 1, 2009

This article discusses techniques associated with oral surgery.

Local and regional anesthesia techniques, Part 2: Stifle, intercostal, intrapleural, and forelimb techniques
March 1, 2009

These anesthetic methods, including one recently recommended alternative block, will help you control pain in animals undergoing stifle surgeries, forelimb surgeries, limb amputations, or thoracotomies, as well as in patients with thoracic trauma or cranial abdominal pain.

Nerve location through electrical nerve stimulation
March 1, 2009

Traditionally, peripheral nerve blockade has been achieved by identifying anatomical landmarks and speculatively depositing local anesthetic agents.

Local and regional anesthesia techniques, Part 1: Overview and five simple techniques
January 1, 2009

Add these 5 techniques to your clinical toolbox to help lessen your patients' pain.

How to make a soaker-type catheter
January 1, 2009

Use sterile scissors to remove the tip of a red rubber catheter proximal to the large hole at the distal end, cutting the catheter to the desired length.


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