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Keywords:

  • horse;
  • preventive;
  • analgesia;
  • local anaesthesia;
  • soaker catheter

Summary

This case report describes the use of a wound soaker catheter as part of a preventive multimodal analgesic plan in a mare undergoing a bilateral rostral mandibulectomy. The administration of local anaesthetic into the surgical wound using a wound soaker catheter, together with systemic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioid therapy, controlled post operative pain satisfactorily.