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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 4 Issue: 5

Spinal Anesthesia with Hypobaric Ropivacaine and Morphine in a Cat with a Unilateral Pelvic Fracture

Viscasillas J*, Sanchis-Mora S, Seymour C and Lafuente P
Department of Clinical Sciences and Services, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, AL9 7TA, UK
Corresponding author : Jaime Viscasillas
Department of Clinical Sciences and Services, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, AL9 7TA, UK
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Received: September 02, 2015 Accepted: November 04, 2015 Published: November 10, 2015
Citation: Viscasillas J, Sanchis-Mora S, Seymour C, Lafuente P (2015) Spinal Anesthesia with Hypobaric Ropivacaine and Morphine in a Cat with a Unilateral Pelvic Fracture. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 4:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000178

Abstract

Spinal Anesthesia with Hypobaric Ropivacaine and Morphine in a Cat with a Unilateral Pelvic Fracture

A 5-year-old female, neutered domestic short-hair cat was presented for unilateral pelvic fracture. A balanced anesthesia technique was used in this patient. Spinal anesthesia was performed to provide analgesia, muscle relaxation and decrease requirements of general anesthetics during the surgical procedure and decrease the dose of systemic analgesics postoperatively. The technique was carried out with the patient in sternal recumbency introducing a spinal needle into the subarachnoid space between lumbar vertebra 7th and sacrum. Once cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was visualized in the needle hub a hypobaric mixture of analgesics was administered.

Keywords: Spinal anesthesia; Hypobaric ropivacaine; Morphine; Cat; Pelvic fracture

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