Can Vet J 2022 Mar;63(3):269-274
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA (Simpson, Van Metre, Applegate, Johnson, Brooks, Mama); Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, 114 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, USA (Taylor).
Purpose: To determine whether a single 4-point regional nerve block using 2% lidocaine administered distal to the fetlock of sheep with a single distal limb lameness will result in analgesia of the digits.
Animals: Eighteen adult ewes with a single limb lameness originating from distal to the metacarpo/metatarsophalangeal joint were enrolled in the study.
Procedures: Digital lameness was confirmed and scored based on clinical examination. Read More