Pain Management in Animals


  • Paul Flecknell, Comparative Biology Centre, The Medical School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
  • Avril Waterman-Pearson, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, DVA, DiplECVA, Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Head of Department, Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, UK

An ever-increasing number of drugs are available to veterinarians for use in the control of pain. This new, concise guide gives vets with all the information they need to choose the most appropriate pain medication for any clinical situation. Introductory chapters explain the physiology of pain and the pharmacology of analgesics, and are followed by detailed chapters on management of acute and post-operative pain and chronic pain, the problems of pain management and pain assessment. Written by an international team of veterinary pain management experts, Pain Management in Animals provides vets with all the information they need to provide good pain control in all their patients.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2000
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-1767-4

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Pain in Animals
2. The Physiology of Pain3. Pharmacology of Analgesics
4. Pain Recognition and Pain Assessment
5. Management of Postoperative Pain and Other Acute Pain
6. Management of Chronic Pain
7. Problems of Pain Management