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.
Table of Contents
Part One Principles of Pain Management 1. The Ethics of Pain Management 2. Physiology and Pathophysiology of Pain 3. Pain and Stress 4. Definitions of Terms Describing Pain Part Two Recognition and Evaluation of Pain 5. Pain Behaviors 6. Objective, Categoric Methods for Assessing Pain and Analgesia Part Three Therapy for the Alleviation of Pain 7. Pharmacologic Principles and Pain: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 8. Drugs Used to Treat Pain 9. Opioids 10. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs 11. B2-Agonists 12. Local Anesthetics 13. Glucocorticoids 14. Other Drugs Used to Treat Pain 15. Local and Regional Anesthetic Techniques for Alleviation of Perioperative Pain 16. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Pain Management in Veterinary Patients Part Four Acute and Chronic Pain Management 17. Selecting Analgesic Drugs and Routes of Drug Administration 18. Acute Pain Management: A Case-Based Approach 19. Chronic Pain Management: A Case-Based Approach 20. Drug Antagonism and Antagonists 21. Cancer Pain Management 22. Pain Management in the Cat NEW! 23. Pain Management in Horses and Cattle 24. Pain Management for the Pet Bird NEW! 25. Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles NEW! 26. Clinical Approach to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits NEW! 27. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs NEW! 28. Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat NEW! 29. Quality of Life Issues NEW! 30. Hospice and Palliative Care NEW!