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Ultrasound-guided and nerve stimulator–assisted sciatic and saphenous nerve blocks in a goat undergoing tarsal fracture repair

Published:September 06, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2022.09.001
      Regional anesthesia for pelvic limb surgeries can provide perioperative analgesia, possibly decreasing the need for systemic analgesics and unwanted side effects, such as ruminal tympany or ileus. Several ultrasound-guided techniques for sciatic and femoral or saphenous nerve block have been described in dogs (
      • Campoy L.
      • Bezuidenhout A.J.
      • Gleed R.D.
      • et al.
      Ultrasound-guided approach for axillary brachial plexus, femoral nerve, and sciatic nerve blocks in dogs.
      ;
      • Portela D.A.
      • Verdier N.
      • Otero P.E.
      Regional anesthetic techniques for the pelvic limb and abdominal wall in small animals: a review of the literature and technique description.
      ); however, only nerve stimulation–assisted techniques have been described in goats (
      • Adami C.
      • Bergadano A.
      • Bruckmaier R.M.
      • et al.
      Sciatic-femoral nerve block with bupivacaine in goats undergoing elective stifle arthrotomy.
      ;
      • Shippy S.G.
      • Romano M.
      • Portela D.A.
      Lumbosacral plexus block in a goat undergoing pelvic limb amputation.
      ). This letter describes the use of ultrasound-guided saphenous and sciatic nerve blocks in a goat undergoing external fixation for a tarsal fracture.
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