Pain Management in Small Animals

1st Edition

a Manual for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Author:

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the nursing aspects of pain management in small animal practice.
  • Covers the entire range of analgesic drugs available, with details on mechanisms of action, contraindications, and complications.
  • Provides guidelines on how to accurately assess pain in animals and gauge the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Complex topics such as physiology, anatomy, and pharmacology are discussed in clear, accessible language with accompanying figures, tables, and charts that clarify key concepts.

Table of Contents

1. Concepts of Pain Management in Animals

2. Evidence that Animals Feel Pain, and its Consequences

3. Assessing Pain in Animals

4. Methods of Pain Scoring in Animals

5. The Physiology of Pain

6. The Opioid Analgesic Drugs

7. The Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Analgesic Drugs, NSAIDs

8. Other Analgesic Drugs

9. Management of Acute Pain

10. Adjunctive Methods of Pain Management

11. Chronic Pain Management and Quality of Life

Details

No. of pages:
192
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780702032530
Print ISBN:
9780750688123

About the author

Debbie Doyle (nee Grant)

Affiliations and Expertise

Field Based Veterinary Adviser, Pfizer Animal Health, Surrey, UK