Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management 3rd Edition PDF. The third edition of Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management was developed after considering the suggestions and ideas of many practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, and individuals who have devoted their careers to the study of pain and its treatment.
Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management 3rd Edition
The 3rd edition of Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management contains updated information on drugs, dosages, and protocols, and incorporates a complete revision and expansion of several key areas of interest. We have included a new chapter on the pathophysiology of pain, particularly the mechanisms responsible for neuropathic pain and its treatment. We have also dedicated chapters to health-related quality of life (HQOL), physical rehabilitation in dogs and cats, therapeutic goals, regulatory issues and pain therapy considerations for laboratory animals used in biomedical research. This expansion provides more complete information for the alleviation of pain and suffering in animals.
This edition of the handbook is designed to deliver accurate and clinically useful information to practitioners and students interested in pain and pain therapy in animals. We have made every effort to ensure that the most recent information is presented.
As stated in our previous editions, the science of pain and its therapy continue to evolve, due in no small part to the exponential growth of scientific information regarding pain mechanisms and the ever-increasing number of therapeutic targets being discovered. Although all veterinarians take an oath to use their scientific knowledge and skills for “the relief of animal suffering,” the treatment of pain has become a primary objective in a growing number of veterinary practices.
Excellent textbooks describing the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and pathophysiology of pain are available to serve as the foundation of current understanding of main pathways and the mechanisms responsible for causing pain. The goal of this Handbook is to supplement this knowledge by providing a species-oriented, rapid, clinically applicable resource for use by all who diagnose and treat animal pain. The Handbook serves as a quick reference for pertinent physiologic and pharmacologic information, including drugs, drug dosages, and complementary therapeutic modalities used to treat pain.
This Handbook also provides an extensive updated and detailed array of case examples of acute and chronic pain that can be used to provide a framework for discussion of pain therapy by practicing veterinarians, professional students, interns, residents, and veterinary technical support staff who are responsible for the day-to-day evaluation and care of animals. Similar to the previous edition, some information has been extrapolated from the human experience or is based on our collective clinical experience treating various animal species. Ideally, future basic and clinical investigations conducted in animals will provide guidance for therapeutic pain assessment and therapeutic modalities.
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