Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 5

Clinical Assessment of Articaine and Ropivacaine Hydrochloride for Caudal Epidural Anesthesia in Cattle

SK Gupta, SD Chepte*, SV Gaikwad, IP Sarode, NM Karad and S Sajid Ali

Department of Veterinary surgery and Radiology, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Nagpur, India

*Corresponding Author: SD Chepte, Department of Veterinary surgery and Radiology, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Nagpur, India.

Received: April 11, 2022; Published: April 26, 2022

The present research work was undertaken to compare the clinical efficacy of 4% articaine hydrochloride with 0.75% ropivacaine hydrochloride for epidural analgesia in cattle. Total twelve clinical cases of cattle referred to Veterinary Clinical Complex for tail amputation were included in the study. These clinical cases were randomly divided into two equal groups (n = 6) irrespective of age, sex, and breed. On clinical evaluation, articaine produced significantly (p ≤ 0.01) rapid analgesia as compared to the ropivacaine. However, a significantly (p ≤ 0.01) longer duration of action was recorded in the ropivacaine treated group. The clinico-physiological and haemato-biochemical parameters showed non-significant fluctuation in both groups. Articaine 4% percent and 0.75% percent of ropivacaine can be used for caudal epidural analgesia in given doses without any untoward effects. Moreover, articaine hydrochloride has a faster onset of action and could manage intense painful conditions. Similarly, ropivacaine could be successfully used in prolonged surgical interventions.

Keywords:Caudal; Epidural; Articaine; Ropivacaine; Cattle; Nerve Block


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Citation: SD Chepte., et al. “Clinical Assessment of Articaine and Ropivacaine Hydrochloride for Caudal Epidural Anesthesia in Cattle". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.5 (2022): 69-72.


Copyright: © 2022 SD Chepte., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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