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Postoperative pain relief following cruciate ligament repair surgery in dogs
  1. Elisabeth Henderson
  1. Small Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, Cheshire CH64 7TE
  1. e-mail: e.henderson{at}

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ORTHOPAEDIC surgery, such as cruciate ligament repair, is very common in dogs. Although great progress has been made in controlling any pain or discomfort associated with such surgery in dogs, there is still some uncertainty regarding the duration of pain relief that should be prescribed. At the current time, the ‘standard of care’ is 14 days of postoperative pain relief, typically using an anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). We wish to explore whether a longer course …

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