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2023 Jan

Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract



Pain Recognition in Rodents.


Oliver VL, Pang DSJ
Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2023 Jan; 26(1):121-149.
PMID: 36402478.


Available methods for recognizing and assessing pain in rodents have increased over the last 10 years, including the development of validated pain assessment scales. Much of this work has been driven by the needs of biomedical research, and there are specific challenges to applying these scales in the clinical environment. This article provides an introduction to pain assessment scale validation, reviews current methods of pain assessment, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, and makes recommendations for assessing pain in a clinical environment.