Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Anesthesia: regional / epidural

Synonym(s): Nerve block

Contributor(s): David Perpinan, Molly Varga

Introduction

  • Epidural and regional anesthetic techniques provide good analgesia during the peri-operative period.
  • Ultrasound-guided and nerve stimulator-guided blockage of the brachial plexus and the sciatic-femoral nerves has been described, but it is not commonly used in rabbits.
  • Infraorbital and dental nerve blocks can be used to provide local anesthesia for incisor removal Incisor teeth: extraction.
  • Epidural anesthesia is used for a number of surgical conditions.
  • See Anesthesia: local for the cases when local anesthetics are used topically or via tissue infiltration.

Technique for facial nerve blocks

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Epidural

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Eatwell K (2014) Analgesia, Sedation and Anesthesia. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, UK. pp 138-159.
  • Harcourt-Brown F (2002) Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. Elsevier, UK. pp 410.


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