The author of a highly successful book on chronic pain in small animals** now turns his attention to all types of pain affecting the dog and the cat. Dr Fox's work is pre-eminent in describing and illustrating clearly and simply the difficulties and choices facing the veterinarian in identifying and treating pain, as well as providing an account of the neurobiological mechanisms responsible for pain. This approach is continued in his new book, which retains the best from the earlier book and expands upon it to include areas beyond chronic pain. By focusing on the latest evidence and contemporary understanding of "why" and "how" to treat pain, the author aims to raise standards in resolving pain management to the best possible practice. Pain Management in Small Animal Medicine is of value to veterinarians in practice, training, education and research, and to all related veterinary healthcare professionals seeking greater depth of knowledge of the mechanisms of pain and potential targets for treatment.
** Critical acclaim for the author's previous book, Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine: "A landmark publication that has the potential to considerably progress the management of chronic pain in veterinary patients." Veterinary Practice "Well illustrated ...highly readable and accessible format...recommended to any veterinary surgeon with an interest in analgesia or who simply wishes to improve their understanding of pain in a clinical context." Journal of Small Animal Practice "Merits a place in the university and practice library, especially as a reference text." Veterinary Record " A very good guide to the understanding and management of pain, particularly as a result of a chronic condition." (4 stars) Doody's Review Service
Contents 1. Background for pain management in small animal practice 2. Communications in small animal medicine pain management 3. Pain assessment in small animal medicine 4. Functional physiology of pain 5. Pharmacologics 6. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 7. Nutraceutical mechanisms and therapy 8. Multimodal pain management 9. Multimodal management of canine osteoarthritis 10. Physical rehabilitation in the treatment of musculoskeletal disease 11. Cancer pain 12. Pain management features unique to the cat 13. Selected bandages, casts and splints 14. Pain, lameness and the OA examination Index