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MT06-004: Gabapentin for analgesia and anesthesia in cats

As a species, cats often have inadequate pain control due to the side effects associated with traditional analgesic drugs. Gabapentin may be a good candidate to provide pain relief and decrease anesthetic requirements in cats. It is widely available, its toxicity in other species is minimal, and it is excreted unchanged in the urine In this study, the researchers propose to determine whether gabapentin decreases anesthetic requirements in cats, and to characterize the analgesic effects of gabapentin using a model of acute pain.

Grant ID: MT06-004

Status: Active

Year Funded: 2006

Amount awarded: $8,400

Investigator: Bruno H. Pypendop, DrMedVet, DrVetSci, DACVA, University of California at Davis