Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine

Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine

by Steven M. Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840761245

ISBN-13: 9781840761245

Pub. Date: 09/14/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Chronic pain is unlike acute pain, it lasts beyond the time necessary for healing and resists normal treatment. No one patient feels pain in the same way and yet in veterinary medicine the patient's gain is generally assessed based on a single standard.

There is an increasing focus in veterinary medicine on measuring and resolving pain and suffering. This focus

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Overview

Chronic pain is unlike acute pain, it lasts beyond the time necessary for healing and resists normal treatment. No one patient feels pain in the same way and yet in veterinary medicine the patient's gain is generally assessed based on a single standard.

There is an increasing focus in veterinary medicine on measuring and resolving pain and suffering. This focus is being supported by an increased understanding of pain neurophysiology, a greater offering of innovative pharmacological treatments, and consumer demand.

This book is written for the veterinary health care professional seeking a greater depth of knowledge in the mechanisms of pain accompanying chronic disease states, and the potential targets for treatment. It goes beyond common protocols by focusing on the latest evidence and our understanding of 'why and how to treat'. It describes and evaluates current physiological and biochemical theories of pain transmission, without losing sight of the practical need for such information.

Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine provides a foundation for advances in animal care and welfare and is of value to veterinarians in practice and training.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840761245
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Section I

Ch. 1 Physiology of pain

Ch. 2 Pathophysiology of osteoarthritic pain

Ch. 3 Pathophysiology of cancer pain

Section II

Ch. 4 Pharmacologics (drug classes)

Ch. 5 Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Ch. 6 Nutraceuticals

Section III

Ch. 7 Multimodal management of pain

Ch. 8 Multimodal management for canine osteoarthritis

Ch. 9 Chronic pain in selected physiological systems: Ophthalmic, aural, and dental

Case reports

References

Glossary

Index

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