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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
In the USA pet cats outnumber dogs yet our understanding and treatment of pain in this species has lagged behind that for dogs.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
There are two major dynamics driving the expanding need for effective chronic pain management; pets are living much longer and they are now frequently considered full members of the family.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
What is pain? "An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage" (International Association for the Study of Pain)
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
The incidence of chronic pain in cats is not well documented but is associated with many conditions including osteoarthritis, cancer, interstitial cystitis, dental and gum disease and long-standing dermatitis and wounds.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
There is no doubt that the experience of pain transforms an individual's life, both while it is ongoing as well as after the acute effects have passed.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 01, 2008
Help cat owners provide a pain-free existence for their feline friends.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
Click here for the American Association of Feline Practitioners' Web site. The guidelines are at the top of the page.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2008
While this review will focus on postoperative pain management, it is important that we acknowledge the critical perioperative elements that lay the foundation for ideal patient pain management. Pain control needs to be in place before the surgeon's blade contacts skin in order to minimize central and peripheral sensitization. Without adequate pre-emptive analgesia, the nociceptive process ramps up unabated by general anesthesia. Receptor sensitivity increases and structural rewiring can occur.
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.