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Doody ReviewsReviewer: Guillaume R Ragetly, DVM, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a complete guide to small animal pain in a well-illustrated and accessible format.
Purpose: It is a very detailed review of the basic and advanced principles of pain, with a focus on chronic disease including osteoarthritis and cancer pain.
Audience: The book is written primarily for general small animal practitioners, students, or specialists wishing to get better informed about the mechanism and treatment of pain that accompanies chronic disease.
Features: After detailing the general pathophysiology of pain, the book covers pharmacologic agents and the multimodal management modalities available for treatment of chronic pain in general or due to osteoarthritis or other diseases. The user-friendly format with excellent art and references make this book attractive for veterinarians wanting to learn more about this subject. The discussion of osteoarthritis is very detailed, helping readers become very familiar with this disease.
Assessment: This is a very good guide to the understanding and management of pain, particularly as a result of a chronic condition. It is a very helpful reference that gives all the keys to practitioners looking for the most up-to-date information on pain in small animals.