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Line block and ultrasound-guided C2–C3 ventral branch block in a dog undergoing left arytenoid lateralization

      Opioids are widely used as analgesic in dogs, but they are not without side effects. For example, opioid-induced regurgitation and vomiting might lead to aspiration pneumonia especially in dogs with laryngeal hemiplegia (
      • Ovbey D.H.
      • Wilson D.V.
      • Bernarski R.M.
      • et al.
      Prevalence and risk factors for canine post-anesthetic aspiration pneumonia (1999–2009): a multicenter study.
      ). Regional anaesthetic techniques reduced the perioperative opioid requirement. We report the use of a line block and ultrasound-guided blockade of the ventral branches of the second (C2) and third cervical (C3) nerves in a dog undergoing left arytenoid lateralization.
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