Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management book cover

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management

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.

Book, 672 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09339-2


  • Part One — Principles of Pain Management

    1. The Ethics of Pain Management

    2. Physiology and Pathophysiology of Pain

    3. Pain and Stress

    4. Definitions of Terms Describing Pain

    Part Two — Recognition and Evaluation of Pain

    5. Pain Behaviors

    6. Objective, Categoric Methods for Assessing Pain and Analgesia

    Part Three — Therapy for the Alleviation of Pain

    7. Pharmacologic Principles and Pain: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

    8. Drugs Used to Treat Pain

    9. Opioids

    10. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs

    11. B2-Agonists

    12. Local Anesthetics

    13. Glucocorticoids

    14. Other Drugs Used to Treat Pain

    15. Local and Regional Anesthetic Techniques for Alleviation of Perioperative Pain

    16. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Pain Management in Veterinary Patients

    Part Four — Acute and Chronic Pain Management

    17. Selecting Analgesic Drugs and Routes of Drug Administration

    18. Acute Pain Management: A Case-Based Approach

    19. Chronic Pain Management: A Case-Based Approach

    20. Drug Antagonism and Antagonists

    21. Cancer Pain Management

    22. Pain Management in the Cat NEW!

    23. Pain Management in Horses and Cattle

    24. Pain Management for the Pet Bird NEW!

    25. Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles NEW!

    26. Clinical Approach to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits NEW!

    27. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs NEW!

    28. Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat NEW!

    29. Quality of Life Issues NEW!

    30. Hospice and Palliative Care NEW!


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