Pain Management in Small Animals

1st Edition

a Manual for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Author:

  • Debbie Doyle (nee Grant)
  • 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
    Print ISBN:
    9780750688123
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702032530

    About the author

    Debbie Doyle (nee Grant)

    Affiliations and Expertise

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