Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management 3rd Edition PDF 2014 Saunders


By K9kjiJqJames Gaynor , William Muir 

Veterinary medicine has, throughout its history, emulated human medicine. Much of the current sophistication in veterinary care has been the
result of reworking and reapplying human medical techniques in animals. Unfortunately, pain, pain relief, and pain medicine present challenges.
The focus in both human and veterinary medicine has shifted away from the art of medicine to evidence based decisions or the science of medicine. Science is objective and can be measured. Pain, on the other hand, is a uniquely subjective experience—the antithesis of objective science. Regardless, veterinarians should employ techniques and therapies that represent best knowledge. Also, emulating a physician’s focus on preserving life hascaused veterinarians to emphasize life quantity in deference to life quality.

Trust the Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, 3rd Edition to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. This user-friendly guide contains the most up-to-date and clinically relevant information on analgesic drugs and managing pain in dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. It specifically covers the areas of pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management. This edition also incorporates expanded information on cats, exotics, the latest drugs, and more to keep you on top of today’s best practices in veterinary pain management.

  • The latest information on complementary and alternative strategies for pain management offers the guidance to help youincorporate non-pharmacologic treatments into their pain management programs.
  • Numerous boxes and tables summarize pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, with dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects to provide you with the comprehensive drug information needed to find the most effective and appropriate treatment.
  • User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential information.
  • Case studies illustrating realistic clinical scenarios help you learn how to assess and manage pain in the clinical setting.
  • NEW! Eight new chapters include the latest information on:
    NEW! Completely updated drug information, with new agents, doseforms, and routes provides the most current pain management therapies for use in the clinical setting.

    • the human-animal bond
    • local and regional techniques
    • preventive and multimodal analgesia
    • energy modalities
    • acupuncture
    • physical examination with emphasis on isolating and locating pain
    • therapeutic goals
    • pain in laboratory animals
  • NEW! Expanded sections on the cat and exotics address the growing popularity of these pets by providing additional species-specific information.
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