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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 1990 Dec;6(3):705-28.

Local anesthetic techniques for diagnosis of lameness.

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Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Corvallis.

Abstract

Successful diagnostic local anesthesia is dependent upon a thorough knowledge of appendicular anatomy, application of correct technique, and accurate interpretation. Use of cadaver specimens to review anatomy and practice needle placement is strongly recommended. A marker solution, such as new methylene blue, can be injected into cadaver limbs, which can be subsequently dissected to verify accuracy. Detailed interpretation of local anesthetic blocks in the lame horse reaches beyond the scope of this article. Interpretive difficulties, however, can be responsible for the failure of a block to provide useful information to the examiner, even though the block may have been performed in a technically correct manner.

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