Outdated techniques when using epidural anesthesia


In this interview at the Directions in Veterinary Medicine conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, Gianluca Bini, DVM, MRCVS, DACVAA, discusses his tips when using epidural anesthesia

During this interview with dvm360®, Gianluca Bini, DVM, MRCVS, DACVAA, assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain management at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, describes some techniques that he believes no longer yield the best results when injecting epidural anesthesia and what he recommends trying instead.

A partial transcript of the interview is below. View the video for more of the discussion.

Gianluca Bini, DVM, MRCVS, DACVAA: Something that's outdated a little bit is the use of "normal" syringes to test for the loss of resistance when you perform an epidural. That definitely doesn't give you the best feeling.

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