Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Ring block

Synonym(s): teat block, local anesthesia

Contributor(s): Daisy Norgate, Tristan Merlin , Adam Auckburally

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Introduction

  • Teat injuries are not uncommon in dairy herds and medical management is often unsuccessful. A surgical approach may be needed to treat this condition and local anesthesia of the teat may be necessary to suture a laceration.       

Uses

  • Surgical procedures involving the teat (eg laceration repair, wart removal Teat warts etc).

Advantages

  • Provision of appropriate anesthesia for teat surgery.
  • No interference with the surgical site or wound.

Disadvantages

  • None.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Lin H & Walz P (2014) Farm Animal Anesthesia. Chichester, UK. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Clarke K W & Trim C M (2013) Veterinary Anaesthesia. 11th edn. Elsevier Health Sciences.
  • Dugdale A (2011) Veterinary anaesthesia: principles to practice. 1st edn. Wiley-Blackwell.


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