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.
- 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.
New To This Edition:
- NEW! Eight new chapters include the latest information on:
- the human-animal bond
- local and regional techniques
- preventive and multimodal analgesia
- energy modalities
- physical examination with emphasis on isolating and locating pain
- therapeutic goals
- pain in laboratory animals
- NEW! Completely updated drug information, with new agents, doseforms, and routes provides the most current pain management therapies for use in the clinical setting.
- NEW! Expanded sections on the cat and exotics address the growing popularity of these pets by providing additional species-specific information.
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
11. Local Anesthetics
12. Local and Regional Anesthetic Techniques
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
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
By James S. Gaynor, DVM, MS, DACVA, DAAPM, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society; Director, Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management Center, Colorado Springs, CO and William W. Muir, III, DVM, PhD , Regional Director, American Academy of Pain Management, Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Consulting Services, Columbus, OH