1 Introduction Reasons to provide regional anesthesia Equipment Complications and contraindications Species differences and considerations Safe practice References Further reading 2 Cutaneous Innervation Index Cutaneous innervation index Canine dermatomes 3 Infiltration Blocks Infiltration for mass removal Block of the surgical incision Intercostal blocks Interpleural block (also known as intrapleural or pleural) Intraperitoneal block References 4 Blocks of the Head Retrobulbar Maxillary Infraorbital Mandibular (or inferior alveolar) Mental (or middle mental) Auriculotemporal and great auricular References 5 Regional Anesthetic Blocks of the Limbs Thoracic limb regional anesthetic blocks Pelvic limb References 6 Epidurals and Spinals Lumbosacral epidural and spinal in dogs Lumbosacral epidural in cats Caudal epidural in dogs and cats References 7 Emergency Procedures Complications associated with local anesthetic techniques Complications associated with local anesthetic drugs References Further reading Index
Phillip Lerche, BVSc, PhD, CertVA, DipACVAA, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, USA. Turi Aarnes, DVM, MS, DipACVAA, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, USA. Gwen Covey-Crump, BVetMed, CertVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS, is a Clinical Teacher at Langford Veterinary Services, University of Bristol, UK. She is European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Fernando Martinez Taboada, LV, CertVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS, is European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. He currently works at the University of Sydney, Australia, as Specialist in Small Animal Anaesthesia.
"Overall, this book is an excellent addition to the literature and will be appreciated by anyone interested in local and regional anesthesia." (Journal of Veterinary Medical Association 15 June 2016) "Practicing small animal vets and reference collections catering to them will find Handbook of Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Techniques an excellent, at-a-glance synthesis of technical information." (Donovan's Literary Services 2016)