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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-11-19 05:04:14 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] abstract
To: fhl <>

> Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2011 Jan;14(1):105-16.
> Pain management in ferrets.
> van Oostrom H, Schoemaker NJ, Uilenreef JJ.
> Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of=20
> Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, PO Box 80.154 NL-3508 TD=20
> Utrecht, The Netherlands.
> Abstract
> The growing popularity of ferrets as pets has created the demand for=20
> advanced veterinary care for these patients. Pain is associated with=20
> a broad range of conditions, including acute or chronic inflammatory=20
> disease, neoplasia, and trauma, as well as iatrogenic causes, such=20
> as surgery and diagnostic procedures. Effective pain management=20
> requires knowledge and skills to assess pain, good understanding of=20
> the pathophysiology of pain, and general knowledge of pharmacologic=20
> and pharmacodynamic principles. Unfortunately, scientific studies on=20
> efficacy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of=20
> analgesic drugs in the ferret are limited. However, basic rules on=20
> the treatment of pain and mechanisms of action, safety, and efficacy=20
> of analgesic drugs in other species can be adapted and applied to=20
> pain management in ferrets. This article aims to make an inventory=20
> of what is known on the recognition of pain in ferrets, what=20
> analgesic drugs are currently used in ferrets, and how they can be=20
> adopted in a patient-orientated pain management plan to provide=20
> effective pain relief while reducing and monitoring for unwanted=20
> side effects.
> Copyright =A9 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
> PMID: 21074706 [PubMed - in process]

Sukie (not a vet)

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