Handbook of Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Techniques

Handbook of Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia TechniquesBy Phillip Lerche, Turi Aarnes, Gwen Covey-Crump and Fernando Martinez Taboada

Handbook of Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Techniques PDF is a concise visual guide to the major techniques of regional anesthesia and analgesia for small animal practitioners, with complete coverage of the relevant physics, physiology, and pharmacology.

  • Provides straightforward advice and easy-to-implement strategies for general veterinary practitioners without specialist training who want to incorporate regional anesthesia into their practice
  • Features an accessible design with plenty of diagrams and photos and a convenient and robust spiral-bound format that lays flat for use during procedures
  • Broken into sections which explain techniques by limb or body part and by species
  • Details important anatomy (nerves, bones, and vessels), as well as possible side effects and complications
Table of Contents


Reasons to provide regional anesthesia


Complications and contraindications

Species differences and considerations

Safe practice


Further reading

Cutaneous Innervation Index

Cutaneous innervation index

Canine dermatomes

Infiltration Blocks

Infiltration for mass removal

Block of the surgical incision

Intercostal blocks

Interpleural block (also known as intrapleural or pleural)

Intraperitoneal block


Blocks of the Head




Mandibular (or inferior alveolar)

Mental (or middle mental)

Auriculotemporal and great auricular


Regional Anesthetic Blocks of the Limbs

Thoracic limb regional anesthetic blocks

Pelvic limb


Epidurals and Spinals

Lumbosacral epidural and spinal in dogs

Lumbosacral epidural in cats

Caudal epidural in dogs and cats


Emergency Procedures

Complications associated with local anesthetic techniques

Complications associated with local anesthetic drugs


Further reading


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