Nerve stimulation-guided femoral and sciatic blocks in an alpaca (Vicugna pacos) for the removal of a sequestrum from the distal femur

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A 2-year-old female intact Huacaya Alpaca weighing 66.6 kg presented for the removal of a bone sequestrum from the distal femur. Nerve stimulator-guided femoral and sciatic nerve blocks were applied to provide analgesia for distal femoral surgery. The blocks were simple to perform using existing equipment and current techniques translated from small animals. The techniques reported here for both femoral and sciatic nerve blocks in an alpaca can be used as an alternative to an ultrasound-guided approach, especially in field situations where additional expensive equipment may not be available or desirable.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere208
JournalVet Record Case Reports
Early online date8 Oct 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Oct 2021

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