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12. Pain management in veterinary
patients - H. S. Vedpathak, P. H. Tank, A. S. Karle, H.
K. Mahida, D.O. Joshi and M. A. Dhami
Veterinary World 2(9):360-363
veterinary practitioner has an ethical obligation to help
alleviate animal pain. Although most veterinarians accept the
fact that animals feel pain, still, postoperative pain relief is
not a routine practice in all veterinary hospitals and clinics
today. Nociception is
a physiological process which involves transduction,
transmission, modulation and perception of the noxious stimuli.
Chemical mediators are important components of the nociceptive reflex
and offer a target of pharmacologic modulation. Assessment of
pain in animals is the most important step in the successful
management of pain. Choosing appropriate method of pain control
would depend upon the type of procedure followed, severity of
pain and economic considerations for each individual
circumstance. Our understanding of the pain in its
manifestation, mechanisms, assessment and alleviation in animals
is still although improving, limited.
Pain, Animal, Chemical Mediator, Nociception,
Management to Pain.