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Keywords:

  • complications;
  • epidural;
  • ropivacaine;
  • unilateral Horner’s syndrome

Abstract

Observations  A left sided Horner’s syndrome (ptosis, prolapse of the nictitating membrane and miosis) was observed in a 4-year-old female, neutered Beagle dog after epidural injection of 0.22 mL kg−1 ropivacaine (0.75%) in 0.01 mL kg−1 of saline during isoflurane anaesthesia. Clinical signs disappeared gradually and resolved completely 4 hours and 10 minutes after injection.

Conclusions  The epidural injection of 0.22 mL kg−1 ropivacaine (0.75%) in 0.01 mL kg−1 of saline during isoflurane anaesthesia caused unilateral (left) Horner’s syndrome in a 4-year-old female, neutered Beagle dog.