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Recognizing and assessing pain in cats (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Most recent estimates suggest there are over 80 million cats in the United States. Many of these cats will undergo a procedure expected to result in pain, underscoring the need for sound pain assessment tools.

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Medical acupuncture in the treatment of pain (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Medical Acupuncture and Chinese Acupuncture

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Alpha-2 agonists and analgesia (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

In the veterinary profession, ?-2 adrenergic receptor agonists (?-2 agonists) are either loved or feared; this is often determined by a veterinarian's familiarity with the drug. There is no doubt that ?-2 agonists have complex effects, but understanding ?-2 agonists increase options for analgesic use, as well as sedation.

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Drug interactions: when they're beneficial and when they're harmful (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Veterinary pharmacology is increasing in complexity with advances in analgesia. A veterinarian's knowledge of drug interactions is critical to prevention of a potentially harmful event. Drug interactions are considered undesired increases OR decreases in drugs co-administered.

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The pain stops here: local anesthetic analgesics (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Currently, the only analgesics available to veterinarians that prevent pain transmission are local anesthetics, which facilitate a variety of veterinary procedures.

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A pain pathway approach to managing osteoarthritis (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Whenever confronted with a painful animal, one should consider employing a considerable effort to control the pain as best as possible and as early as possible. This is true for both acute and chronic cases of pain.

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Monitoring the anesthetized patients (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

There are many physiologic variables that can be monitored in anesthetized small animal patients. The major goal of monitoring an anesthetized patient is to ensure adequate oxygen delivery to the tissue. Appropriate oxygen delivery to the tissue needs the proper functioning of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

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Expanding your use of loco-regional anesthetics (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Local anesthetics were once a mainstay of pain management in veterinary medicine, and may now be one of the most under-utilized modalities. Administered locally or regionally, they are the only modality that renders complete anesthesia to a site, i.e. no transmission of nociceptive impulses as long as the drug exerts its effect.

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Analgesics in cats: what makes them different? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Our selection of analgesic options for the feline is influenced by the species' characteristic physiology and individual variation. The increasing popularity of the cat fuels exploration of this complex animal's unique attributes.

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