Pain Management in Small Animals, 1st Edition

a Manual for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians
Author :
Debbie Grant
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It explores the vital role the veterinary nurse plays in achieving pain-free recovery for sick or injured small animals and exotic pets. It provides in-d ...view more
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It explores the vital role the veterinary nurse plays in achieving pain-free recovery for sick or injured small animals and exotic pets. It provides in-depth coverage of both the physical and psychological effects of pain and focuses on the ethical obligation to maximize quality of life through pain management. This book also examines current evidence for effective pain management, including how research findings can be translated into everyday practice.
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It explores the vital role the veterinary nurse plays in achieving pain-free recovery for sick or injured small animals and exotic pets. It provides in-depth coverage of both the physical and psychological effects of pain and focuses on the ethical obligation to maximize quality of life through pain management. This book also examines current evidence for effective pain management, including how research findings can be translated into everyday practice.

Key Features
  • Emphasizes the nursing aspects of pain management in small animal practice.
  • Covers the entire range of analgesic drugs available, with details on mechanisms of action, contraindications, and complications.
  • Provides guidelines on how to accurately assess pain in animals and gauge the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Complex topics such as physiology, anatomy, and pharmacology are discussed in clear, accessible language with accompanying figures, tables, and charts that clarify key concepts.

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