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Pain management

Jun 01, 2008
10 key points for a well-balanced veterinary pain management program.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2008
Amputation is a painful procedure, so aggressive, multimodal analgesia is necessary. The patient should receive a premedication that includes a pure mu agonist opioid such as morphine, fentanyl, oxymorphone or hydromorphone.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Pain is defined as an aversive sensory and emotional experience.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 13, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
A new study examines how an accelerometer-based activity monitor may help researchers objectively measure a cat's mobility. This type of monitoring has potential in assessing the effectiveness of pain-relieving therapies for conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Mar 07, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
Denver, Colo. - 3/7/08 - The Morris Animal Foundation will sponsor a live animal pain management Web cast for veterinarians on Thursday, March 13.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 04, 2008
"Early feeding through a nasogastric tube is definitely something that I advocate for parvo cases, as long as you can control emesis."
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2008
Osteosarcoma is a common cancer to see in larger, middle-aged to older dogs. One of the challenges in treating these patients is pain management. Amputation effectively relieves bone pain and is the standard of care for patients, but may not be an option for all dogs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2008
Oral surgery in canine and feline patients often requires extended periods of anesthesia necessitating optimal anesthetic management.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2008
Relief of acute and chronic pain in animals is an important part of the practice of veterinary medicine. Human pain medications frequently are used in small-animal and equine practice. However, food-animal practitioners must follow the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA), which limits extra-label drug use to treatment when an animal's health is threatened, it is suffering or death might result from failure to treat.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2007
Minneapolis — Dr. Carl Seemann plans to appeal an administrative law judge's ruling that backs state regulators' efforts to suspend his license for not administering drugs to manage a surgical patient's pain.
Nov 07, 2007
I am absolutely convinced that veterinarians will be faced with more intrusive government rules and regulations than ever before. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's going to get worse.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2007
The American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners have just put together new guidelines for pain management, which cover types of pain, recognition and assessment, and intervention.
Oct 05, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Fort Collins, Colo. -- He's been preaching about pain management for more than a decade. CSU ethicist Bernard Rollin found a choir with the release of AAHA and AAFP guidelines.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 04, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Denver, Colo. - 10/4/07 - A public service announcement campaign to promote awareness and accreditation standards kicks off on the worldwide web this month, sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2007
Minneapolis — For 59 years, Dr. Carl Seemann practiced as northern Minnesota's surgical "spine man," a solo generalist who, at age 84, saw three clients a day until Christmas last year.