The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
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Tuesday, May 15 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Regional nerve blocks in equine dentistry

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As the majority of equine dental procedures are performed in standing, sedated patients, regional nerve blocks allow for invasive procedures that would otherwise require general anaesthesia. They are relatively simple to perform with a minimal of equipment and allow the practitioner to perform oral surgery safely and effectively. The three most commonly utilised regional nerve blocks in equine dentistry are the maxillary, infra-orbital and inferior alveolar nerve blocks. Techniques, landmarks and a step by step processes of each nerve block will be discussed. The practitioner can be armed with some 'take home' notes to use patient-side


Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Mezzanine M4 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre