By Marina C. Evangelista, MV, MSc, PhD
Knowledge of feline pain management has grown greatly in the past decade. The availability of new pain scoring systems, and novel analgesic drugs and techniques allows the constant improvement of feline pain management.
Effective pain management can only be achieved and maintained when the signs of pain can be assessed accurately and reliably.1 Assessment is the foundation of pain management and can ultimately impact animal health and welfare. Pain assessment provides information regarding the severity of the condition. In addition, appropriate pain assessment is critical for guiding treatment decisions (i.e. choice of drugs, doses, and intervals of administration). It also allows practitioners, clinicians, and resear...
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