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.
- User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential pain management information.
- Helpful boxes and tables provide at-a-glance access to pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects.
- Complementary and alternative treatment strategies are included throughout to assist you in using the latest non-pharmacological pain interventions.
- Case studies clearly illustrate the practical applications of key concepts in the clinical setting and help you sharpen your pain assessment and management skills.
- New contributors — many of the most respected experts in the field — share their insights and experiences to bring you the most current thinking in this ever-changing discipline.
- Completely revised and updated content throughout ensures you are using the best and most current information available on analgesic drugs and pain management techniques.
- An expanded chapter on Pain Management in Horses and Cattle explores the latest advances in treating this group of animals.
- Eight new chapters offer cutting-edge coverage of hot topics in the field, including:
- Pain Management in the Cat
- Pain Management for the Pet Bird
- Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles
- Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits
- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs
- Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat
- Quality of Life Issues
- Hospice and Palliative Care
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