Pain Management in Veterinary Practice
Christine M. Egger, DVM, MVCs, CVH, CVA, Diplomate ACVAA
Lydia Love, DVM, Diplomate ACVAA
Tom Doherty, MVB, MSc, Diplomate ACVAA

VSPN Review by Sharlene Halozan, RVTStar
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Pain Management in Veterinary Practice is an in depth book on where veterinary medicine is today and what the possible future has to hold for our patients that require pain medication and/or analgesia. Over 40 contributing authors, ranging from board certified anesthesiologists, emergency and critical care specialists, professors of surgery, and rehabilitation specialists have offered their wealth of knowledge and expertise of pain management to this book.

The goal of this book is to assist the reader with information to help recognize pain and how to treat it. Our pets, just like humans, feel pain. They have the same nervous system as their human pet-parents and owners. What makes them different is how they show their pain. To the untrained eye we may not perceive this as pain. By learning how different species respond to acute and chronic pain, we can better understand how to properly keep our patients pain free, or at least live more comfortably. The book emphasis is on the importance of a multimodal approach as the key to pain management.

Chapters address: opioids, NSAIDs, local anesthetics, adjunct analgesics, rehabilitation, TCM, chiropractic, and acupuncture. The section on pain management in veterinary species is an extremely impressive list of how to recognize and assess pain in the dog, cat, horse, ruminant, camelid, pig, small exotic species, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. There are over a hundred beautiful photographs, and diagrams depicting how to perform an epidural, testicular blocks and onychectomy block, to name just a few.

The authors stress the importance of continuing education and networking between colleagues as the corner stone to improving and learning about pain management. I would highly recommend this book to the veterinary student, and the veterinary technician. This book is the first of its kind, and I would recommend this to be on the shelf of every veterinary clinical library.

                                                    Section 1: Introduction and Anatomy, Physiology an Pathophysiology of Pain

                                                    Section 2: Pharmacology of Analgesic Drugs

                                                    Section 3: Non-pharmaceutical Pain Therapy

                                                    Section 4: Management of Pain in Veterinary Species

                                                    Section 5: Incorporating Pain Management into Your Practice, Hospice and Palliative Care

Publisher: Wiley Blackwell, 2014, 447 pages, soft cover

ISBN 978-0-8138-1224-3

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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
 
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Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: August 21, 2014

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