Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323089357, 9780323222143

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management

3rd Edition

Authors: James Gaynor William Muir
eBook ISBN: 9780323222143
Paperback ISBN: 9780323089357
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 13th August 2014
Page Count: 640

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Trust the Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, 3rd Edition to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. This user-friendly guide contains the most up-to-date and clinically relevant information on analgesic drugs and managing pain in dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. It specifically covers the areas of pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management. This edition also incorporates expanded information on cats, exotics, the latest drugs, and more to keep you on top of today’s best practices in veterinary pain management.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

  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


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About the Authors

James Gaynor

Affiliations and Expertise

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society; Director, Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management Center, Colorado Springs, CO

William Muir

William W. Muir, III, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVA, DACVECC, is Chief Medical Officer at The Animal Medical Center in New York and a recently retired professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Muir is board certified in both anesthesiology and emergency and critical care. He was a distinguished professor at Ohio State for over 20 years and trained many anesthesiologists in the US and abroad. He also has written hundreds of journal articles, is the recipient of many professional awards, and is the co-author of Elsevier’s Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management (with Gaynor) and Equine Anesthesia: Monitoring and Emergency Therapy (with Hubbell).

Affiliations and Expertise

Regional Director, American Academy of Pain Management, Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Consulting Services, Columbus, Ohio