Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 5 (may 2020) : 614-618

Distal Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia for Claw Diseases in Bovines

Shaurya Kumar, Sangeeta Devi Khangembam, Anil Kumar Gangwar, Vipin Kumar Yadav, Rajesh Kumar Verma
1Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj-224 229 Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Kumar Shaurya, Khangembam Devi Sangeeta, Gangwar Kumar Anil, Yadav Kumar Vipin, Verma Kumar Rajesh (2020). Distal Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia for Claw Diseases in Bovines. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(5): 614-618. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3815.
The bovine having surgical ailments of claw, were divided in to two groups having six animals/limbs in each group. Tourniquet for standard and modified intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA), was placed circumferentially at the middle of the metacarpus and just below dewclaw in group I and II, respectively. Lignocaine was injected @ 4 mg/kg and 2 mg/kg b.wt. in group I and group II animals, respectively.  In group I, pulse rate increased significantly (P < 0.05) at 20 and 30 minutes. Heart rate increased significantly (P < 0.05) at 20 minute and 30 minute interval in group I and II animals, respectively. In animal of both groups, oxygen saturation significantly (P < 0.05) decreased during study time period. Systolic pressure significantly increased at 15, 20 and 20 minutes in group I animals. It was concluded that modified IVRA technique was safer as compared to standard IVRA.
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