Pain Management in Small Animals, a Manual for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Pain Management in Small Animals

a Manual for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

By Debbie Grant, MA, VetMB, MRCVS, Field Based Veterinary Adviser, Pfizer Animal Health, Surrey, UK


1. Concepts of Pain Management in Animals

2. Evidence that Animals Feel Pain, and its Consequences

3. Assessing Pain in Animals

4. Methods of Pain Scoring in Animals

5. The Physiology of Pain

6. The Opioid Analgesic Drugs

7. The Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Analgesic Drugs, NSAIDs

8. Other Analgesic Drugs

9. Management of Acute Pain

10. Adjunctive Methods of Pain Management

11. Chronic Pain Management and Quality of Life