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A review of analgesic drugs used in small animal surgical cases at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital

Haitjema, H. and Cullen, L.K. (2001) A review of analgesic drugs used in small animal surgical cases at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 31 (1). pp. 2-7.

Abstract

Retrospective analysis of 584 surgical cases showed a balanced and preemptive approach to analgesia. Nine surgical categories were divided into two groups according to the anticipated level of pain associated with the procedure. Classes of analgesic drugs administered included non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, nitrous oxide and local anaesthetics. Ketamine and corticosteroids were also included. Analgesic drugs used consisted of 48% opioids, 20% NSAIDs and 18% nitrous oxide. Equal percentages of dogs and cats were given analgesic treatments.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16982
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