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Recommended Analgesic Agents: Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs Analgesia

Name / Dose Route Frequency Needle Gauge

Buprenorphine (0.01-0.05 mg/kg) SC / IP BID - QID (q 6-12 h) ≤ 21

Meloxicam (0.1-0.3 mg/kg) SC / PO SID ≤ 21 SC

Carprofen (3-5 mg/kg) SC / PO SID ≤ 21 SC

local infiltration
Bupivicaine (0.25-0.5%) - maximum dose 2 mg/kg Lasts ~4 hours ≤ 21
(SC)

local infiltration
Lidocaine (0.25-0.5%) - maximum dose 2 mg/kg Lasts ~1 hour ≤ 21
(SC)

***BEST*** local infiltration


≤ 21
Mix bupivicaine and lidocaine together in a 50:50 ratio by volume (SC)

SID - Once a day References:


BID - Twice a day Fish et al, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals, 2nd Edition
QID - Four times a day Fox et al, Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3rd Edition
Hawk et al, Formulary for Laboratory Animals, 3rd Edition
SC - subcutaneous Plumb, Veterinary Drug Handbook, 3rd Edition
IP - intraperitoneal Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Veterinary Anesthetic & Analgesic Formulary, 3rd Edition
PO - per os (by mouth)

UM SOM Animal Care and Use Program Analgesic Guidelines: Guinea Pigs
OAWA Version Date: 02/2014
VR Review Date: 03/2017
IACUC Approval Date: 04/21/17 Page 1