Clinical Case Challenge

Anesthesia and Pain Case Challenge

History: An 8 year old, 30 kg, mixed breed dog presents with recent onset of left hind leg lameness.  Radiographs and subsequent biopsy reveal the presence of an osteosarcoma of the distal femur. The decision to amputate the limb is made. How would you manage this dog’s acute perioperative pain using a wound soaker catheter? Calculate doses and volumes of local anesthetic needed to maintain pain control, and duration of treatment.

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