Theoretical-Practical Loco-Regional Anesthesia Course


Course objectives:

The course is aimed at the development and dissemination of the most recent acquisitions in the field of veterinary locoregional anesthesia. A journey of three days in which it will be discussed with the speakers, and executed directly by the participants, the approaches to the peripheral nerves and the epidural and intrathecal space in dogs and cats. Examining in detail the physiology and anatomy, and addressing regional anesthesia techniques "blind", with the help of the neurostimulator, and in particular with the ultrasound guide, the course is open to all veterinarians and nurses that have, or not, experience in this sector.



Friday 24

10:00-10:30 Introduction ALR: when to nervestimulate and when to use ultrasound - Rondelli

10:30-11:00 local anesthetics and adjuvants, is more important the volume or the concentration? - Rondelli

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Blocks of the head from the tip of the nose to the occipital bone - Rondelli

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-15:30 Epidural and spinal blindly, with nervestimulator and ultrasound guided - Otero

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-18:30 loco-regional techniques of the head and limbs: Practical Session


Saturday 25

09:00-09:45 Introduction to ultrasound techniques: concepts for the anesthesiologist - Briganti

09:45-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-12:00 Ultrasound guided hind limb Blocks - Briganti

12:00-13:00 Ultrasound guided fore limb Blocks - Otero

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:30 Ultrasound guided limbs Blocks: theoretical and practical session

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-17:45 Ultrasound guided limbs Blocks: theoretical and practical session


20:00 Social Dinner


Sunday 26

09:00-10:00 Blocks of the thorax, blind and nervestimulated techniques - Rondelli

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:30 Ultrasound guided Blocks of the thorax - Otero

11:30-13:00 Ultrasound guided Blocks of the abdomen - Briganti

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:30 Ultrasound guided Blocks of the abdomen and thorax - theoretical and practical session

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:00 epidural and perineural catheters: theoretical and practical session

18:00 Certificates of partecipation

Course Director: Dr. Vincenzo Rondelli



Prof. Pablo Otero, DVM, PhD, University of Buenos Aires; Prof. Angela Briganti, DVM, PhD, University of Pisa; Dr. Vincenzo Rondelli, DVM, PhD, Istituto Veterinario di Novara.


Locations: Istituto di Chirurgia Anatomica, Strada Provinciale 9 (corner of Via Dante Graziosi 1), 28060 Granozzo con Monticello, Novara.


The meeting are limited, with a maximum of 30 accessions. CME credits are provided.

The cost for early registration is 850 Euro (excl. VAT) before 15 of December  and 1000 euros (excl. VAT) before 19 of January. The amount includes the course, the proceedings, lunches, coffee breaks and the social dinner.

Colleagues wishing to attend the event mentioned above can contact the secretariat of the course:


Languages of the course: English, Italian, Spanish