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2022 Dec 25

J Small Anim Pract

The use of pain scales in small animal veterinary practices in the USA.


Costa RS, Hassur RL, Jones T, Stein A
J Small Anim Pract. 2022 Dec 25.
PMID: 36567384.


Pain assessment in veterinary medicine is challenging. Uncertainty in the ability to recognise pain in animals contributes to suboptimal analgesia. Pain scales have been developed to aid in pain recognition. It is unknown if such scales are routinely utilised in veterinary practices.