Cutting through the pain
Reducing post-operative pain makes our patients feel better, provides benefits to veterinary personnel – we feel good when our patients are content - and owners, who appreciate it if their pets are comfortable when they return home.
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia 3rd Edition
In the context of Shelter Medicine, in which neutering programmes feature strongly, it is important to practice pain management techniques that are simple, cheap and effective. In the latest issue of our official scientific journal, the Journal of Small Animal Practice, WSAVA Global Pain Council member Dr Steagall and his colleagues provide an easy-to-follow guide to the use of intraperitoneal and incisional analgesic techniques, all of which work well in shelter medicine when used as part of your routine pre-operative pain relief for abdominal surgery.