Study Concludes Baraka Epidural Technique in Dogs is Effective

Two veterinary anesthesiology specialists conducted research using a technique that had previously only been proven efficient in humans.

Doctors Martínez Taboada (pictured second, right) and Redondo (pictured left) presented their findings at the 12th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology in Kyoto, Japan.

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José Ignacio Redondo, DVM (Department of Medicine and Veterinary Surgery, CEU Cardenal Herrera) and Fernando Martínez-Taboada, DVM (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia) have teamed to find a more efficient way of identifying the epidurial space in dogs.

The veterinary professors analyzed several cases of conscious dogs “in which the running-drip method was used in both lateral and sternal decubitus positions.” The Baraka Epidural Technique was found to be an efficient method in both positions because it “allows anesthesiologists to identify the epidurial space more quickly.” Their successful use of this technique has made them pioneers in the method, which is still not widely used in human medicine, according to AlphaGalileo. This marks the first time this technique has been tested in animals.

Drs. Redondo and Martínez-Taboada presented the results of their study at the 12th World Congress of Veterinary Anesthesiology.

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