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Liposomal encapsulated bupivacaine provides longer duration analgesia than bupivacaine HCl when administered as an abaxial sesamoid block in horses

      Introduction: Treatment of equine distal limb pain is often difficult, and common systemic analgesics can have serious side effects. Local anesthetics are generally considered safer, but have a short duration of action. Our hypothesis was that liposomal encapsulated bupivacaine (LB) abaxial nerve block would result in longer duration analgesia compared to 0.75% bupivacaine hydrochloride (BHCl).
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