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COMPARISON OF TRAMADOL AND ROBENACOXIB POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIC EFFICACY IN DOGS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LIX (1)
Written by Manuela STĂNESCU (PASCAL), Monica Elena BURAC, Alexandru Ilie DIACONESCU, Dorin TOGOE, Alexandru VITALARU, Alin Ion BÎRTOIU

Analgesia is the main concern regarding pacient’s postoperative rehabilitation. The main aim of this study was to compare the analgesic effect of Robenacoxib and Tramadol when administrated after surgery. Forty client-owned dogs undergoing genital surgery at the Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest) were taken into study. Anaesthetic and supportive care protocols were standardized. Tramadol (2 mg/kg) was administrated postoperatively every 6-8 hours, while Robenacoxib (1 mg/kg) was administrated once a day. Pain scores were estimated according to Glasgow scale of pain for animals. Patients in Tramadol group (n=20) were more quiet (15/20), they ate sooner after surgery (10/20), fewer of them cried and whimpered (10/20). Dogs in Robenacoxib group (n=20) did not lick around the incision line (17/20) and the wound healed faster (15/20). Tramadol alone provides longer-lasting analgesia compared to Robenacoxib, but does not have the same anti inflammatory effect. Robenacoxib has a better effect in wound healing. The combined administration of Tramadol and Robenacoxib should be the subject of a further study.

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