Anesthesia, Pain Management
7th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
This is a new era in pain management for cats. New information and products tremendously improve our options and opportunities to address long-standing deficiencies.
a. Recognition of the benefits of reduce fear/stress/pain.
b. Behavioral and facial grimace scales are validated methods.
c. Gentle handling refined and promoted in the AAHA / AAFP / ISFM Guidelines.
d. NSAID therapy - perioperative and chronic uses expanding for cats.
e. New opportunities with opioids for cats - emphasis on buprenorphine.