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Practical relevance: Pain assessment has gained much attention in recent years as a means of improving pain management and treatment standards. It has become an elemental part of feline practice with ultimate benefit to feline health and welfare. Currently pain assessment involves mostly the...

Author(s)
Steagall, P. V.; Monteiro, B. P.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 1, pp 25-34
Abstract

Practical relevance: Chronic pain is a feline health and welfare issue. It has a negative impact on quality of life and impairs the owner-cat bond. Chronic pain can exist by itself or may be associated with disease and/or injury, including osteoarthritis (OA), cancer, and oral and periodontal...

Author(s)
Monteiro, B. P.; Steagall, P. V.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 7, pp 601-614
Abstract

Chronic pain is subtle and more difficult to recognise in both dog and cat patients. As veterinary nurses, we need to recognise both signs of chronic and neuropathic pain. Low-stress handling techniques should be employed with cats to reduce pain and distress that could exacerbate a pain state....

Author(s)
Goldberg, M. E.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2017, 32, 3, pp 67-77
Abstract

Objectives: This study sought to determine if bupivacaine targeted at specific, potentially painful sites could enhance postoperative analgesia in routine feline ovariohysterectomies. A secondary objective was to assess the utility of multiple acute pain scales for cats in a high-volume surgery...

Author(s)
Fudge, J. M.; Page, B.; Mackrell, A.; Lee InHyung
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 22, 2, pp 91-99
Abstract

Background: Over time, the implementation and utilisation of pain scoring has increased in veterinary practice and is now regularly performed on cats, dogs and rabbits helping to increase welfare standards. There are a number of different types of pain scales including the visual analogue scale...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, E.; Reynolds, H.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2018, 9, 4, pp 226-229
Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to prospectively compare perioperative pain score and wound parameters, inclusive of postoperative swelling and erythema, between flank and midline ovariectomy (OVE) in cats, performed by final-year veterinary students. Methods: Healthy cats presented for...

Author(s)
Swaffield, M. J.; Molloy, S. L.; Lipscomb, V. J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 22, 2, pp 168-177
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To develop a composite measure pain scale tool to assess acute pain in cats and derive an intervention score. METHODS: To develop the prototype composite measure pain scale-feline, words describing painful cats were collected, grouped into behavioural categories and ranked. To assess...

Author(s)
Calvo, G.; Holden, E.; Reid, J.; Scott, E. M.; Firth, A.; Bell, A.; Robertson, S.; Nolan, A. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2014, 55, 12, pp 622-629
Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of onychectomy (declawing) upon subsequent development of back pain and unwanted behavior in cohorts of treated and control cats housed in two different locations. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study. In total, there was 137...

Author(s)
Martell-Moran, N. K.; Solano, M.; Townsend, H. G. G.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 4, pp 280-288
Abstract

Objectives: Oral pain is underrecognized and undertreated in small animal practice. This study aimed to develop and perform a preliminary validation of an instrument to evaluate oral and maxillofacial pain in dogs and cats. Methods: Indicators potentially associated with oral pain in dogs and cats...

Author(s)
Rocca, G. della; Salvo, A. di; Marenzoni, M. L.; Bellezza, E.; Pastorino, G.; Monteiro, B.; Steagall, P.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2019, 6, August, pp 274
Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the analgesic efficacy of methadone vs buprenorphine within the QUAD protocol for anaesthesia in cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy. Methods: One hundred and twenty cats were recruited to an assessor-blinded, randomised clinical trial. Cats...

Author(s)
Meera Shah; Yates, D.; Hunt, J.; Murrell, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 8, pp 723-731

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