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Robenacoxib for acute musculoskeletal pain control in cats
  1. Kathryn Wareham and
  2. Hannah Doit
  1. CEVM, University of Nottingham

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Clinical scenario

A three-year-old neutered male domestic shorthaired cat is presented to you as it is limping and exhibiting signs of pain relating to its left back leg. There are no other injuries and you cannot identify a reason for the pain on clinical exam. You want to administer an NSAID and the practice has recently started stocking robenacoxib. You wonder if there is any evidence to suggest that robenacoxib is better than other NSAIDs at controlling acute musculoskeletal pain in cats.

The question

In [cats with acute musculoskeletal pain] does [robenacoxib compared to other NSAIDs] [provide better pain relief]?

Search strategy

The search strategy can be viewed at http://bestbetsforvets.org/bet/305, it is also available as a supplement to this article on Veterinary Record's website at http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/180/15/382

Search outcome

▪ 30 papers found in Medline search

▪ 26 papers excluded as they did not answer the question

▪ Two papers excluded as they were review article/in vitro research/conference proceedings

▪ Two total relevant papers from Medline

▪ 49 papers found in CAB search

▪ 25 papers excluded as they did not answer the question

▪ 22 papers excluded as they were review article/in vitro research/conference proceedings

▪ Two total relevant papers from CAB

▪ Two relevant papers from both Medline and CAB Abstracts

Search last performed

August 22, 2016.

Summary of evidence

Paper 1: Evaluation of orally administered robenacoxib versus ketoprofen for treatment of acute pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal disorders in cats (Giraudel and others 2010)

Patient group: One-hundred-and-fifty-five cats with pain and inflammation associated with acute musculoskeletal disorders took part in the study. The cats were split into three groups: group 1 (56 cats) …

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