You can trust this user-friendly guide to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. It provides instant access to clinically relevant information on pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits.
The latest information on complementary and alternative strategies for pain management offers the guidance to help you incorporate non-pharmacologic treatments into their pain management programs.
Numerous boxes and tables summarize pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, with dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects to provide you with the comprehensive drug information needed to find the most effective and appropriate treatment.
User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential information.
Case studies illustrating realistic clinical scenarios help you learn how to assess and manage pain in the clinical setting.
NEW! Eight new chapters include the latest information on:
the human-animal bond
local and regional techniques
preventive and multimodal analgesia
physical examination with emphasis on isolating and locating pain
pain in laboratory animals
NEW! Completely updated drug information, with new agents, doseforms, and routes provides the most current pain management therapies for use in the clinical setting.
NEW! Expanded sections on the cat and exotics address the growing popularity of these pets by providing additional species-specific information.
1. The Human-Animal Bond and Pain 2. Nociception and Pain Mechanisms 3. Pain: Physiologic Consequences and Stress 4. Pain Nomenclature 5. Pain Behaviors and Pain Assessment Scales 6. Quality of Life Assessment 7. Drug Classes and Drugs Used for Pain Therapy: An Overview 8. NSAIDs 9. Opioids 10. Alpha-2s 11. Local Anesthetics 12. Local and Regional Anesthetic Techniques 13. Corticosteroids 14. Other "Drugs and Injectable Modalities 15. Drug Delivery Methods 16. Preventative and "Multimodal Analgesia; "Masking and Pitfalls: Theory and Consequences 17. Energy Modalities: Therapeutic Laser and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy 18. Acupuncture 19. Physical Rehabilitation and Exercise 20. Physical Examination with Emphasis on Isolating and Detecting Pain 21. Therapeutic Goals 22. Acute Pain Cases 23. Chronic Pain Cases 24. Cat Specific Considerations 25. Rabbit and Small Mammal Specific Considerations 26. Bird Specific Considerations 27. Reptile Specific Considerations 28. Regulations in Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals