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2022 Jul-Dec

JFMS Open Rep



Intra- and postoperative opioid-sparing analgesia in a cat undergoing pelvic limb amputation.


Santoro F, Castineiras D, Kaartinen J
JFMS Open Rep. 2022 Jul-Dec; 8(2):20551169221116868.
PMID: 36017136.


A combination of preoperative epidurally administered morphine, peripheral nerve blocks and postoperative wound irrigation with ropivacaine is described as an opioid-sparing analgesic protocol for a feline immunodeficiency virus-positive cat with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy undergoing hindlimb amputation. The reported strategy resulted in a lack of intraoperative sympathetic response, haemodynamic stability and adequate postoperative analgesia. No rescue analgesia was needed at any point.