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2023 Jan

Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract



Treatment of Pain in Ferrets.


Petritz OA, de Matos R
Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2023 Jan; 26(1):245-255.
PMID: 36402484.


Ferrets often require pain management as part of comprehensive veterinary care. Recognition and objective quantification of pain, such as the ferret grimace scale, are the first steps of an analgesic plan. As in other species, a multimodal approach to pain management is preferred, which includes combining analgesic drugs of multiple classes and/or techniques to affect different areas of the pain pathway. This article reviews the current published literature on analgesic medications in domestic ferrets, including specific drugs, doses, dosing intervals, and routes of administration.