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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2007
"Anatomically and physiologically, horses have all the structures required for pain processing," says Glenn Pettifer, DVM, DACVA, at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2007
To help reach a prognosis in nonambulatory animals with spinal cord disease, assess voluntary motor function or pain perception.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2007
Most of the limping dogs that are referred to our practice have received at least one course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy at some point in their histories.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 01, 2007
You know that a comprehensive analgesic protocol is necessary for your patients. But these drugs have a noticeable side effect—a financially healthy practice.
Mar 14, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Urbana, Ill. - 3/15/07 - A University of Illinois research team uncovered a similarity between known human protein pathways in osteosarcoma patients and the proteins of canine and feline patients that could help improve palliative care for animals.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2007
Put the Pain Score into the record each time a patient comes in.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Feb 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Ease suffering and charge for analgesics and other therapies at the same time.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Nat A. White II, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will present the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art lecture at the American Association of Equine Practitioners 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 4. Dr. White's lecture, "Equine Colic: A Real Pain in the Gut," will highlight the biology of equine colic and advances in its diagnosis and treatment. The lecture is sponsored by AAEP Educational Partner Platinum Performance and presented by the AAEP Foundation, Inc.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
We reuse gel ice packs to numb the area between a pet's shoulder blades before placing a microchip.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Springfield, N.J. — The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) unveils veterinary medicine's first pain management guidelines, beating at least two national groups to the task.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2005
Avian medicine in the United States and abroad tends to be more focused on crisis and intervention than on preventive care and wellness. Therefore, in this article I discuss some of the basic considerations of emergency medical care in pet birds.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Adequate analgesic treatment of both acute perioperative pain and chronic pain in dogs is recognized by the veterinary profession and the general public as imperative to appropriate and humane medical care.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this double-blind, prospective, and randomized clinical trial from France, 60 dogs undergoing orthopedic surgery were treated with either preoperative meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg intravenously) or intraoperative ketoprofen (2 mg/kg intravenously) and assessed for pain for up to 24 hours after surgery.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
Because cats are relatively quiet creatures, that is, they don't bark, whine, and announce themselves, their analgesic needs are often ignored or forgotten. Evaluating pain in cats is challenging and requires intense and prolonged observation, intuition, interaction with the animal, and knowledge of the various feline behaviors that may signal pain.
Jun 01, 2005
The identification of acute and chronic pain in the dental patient is problematic in both the feline and canine species.