A comparison of pre and post-operative vedaprofen with ketoprofen for pain control in dogs. Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: This prospective randomized blinded clinical study aimed to investigate the potential of vedaprofen for preventive analgesia, comparing its analgesic effects with ketoprofen administered post-operatively in dogs undergoing maxillectomy or mandibulectomy. RESULTS: Pain control was effective and rescue analgesia was not necessary in any group. Pain scores were not significantly different between groups. The respiratory rate and rectal temperature were decreased in all groups at extubation until 6 hours post-extubation compared to baseline. Cortisol and epinephrine levels were increased only at 0.5 hours after extubation in all groups compared to baseline. CONCLUSIONS: Vedaprofen did not present any preventive analgesic effect. Pre- and postoperative vedaprofen were as effective as ketoprofen for postoperative pain control.

published proceedings

  • BMC Vet Res

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Fantoni, D. T., Ida, K. K., de Almeida, T. I., & Ambrósio, A. M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Fantoni, Denise Tabacchi||Ida, Keila Kazue||de Almeida, Thais Ingles||Ambrósio, Aline Magalhães

publication date

  • December 2015