Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6562 - Animal Pain: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment in the Twenty First Century

Spring. 1 credit. S-U grades only.

Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 80.


This elective course will form the foundation of veterinary pain physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, treatment, and prevention for companion and farm animals. Emphasis will be placed on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of acute pain, surgical pain, and chronic pain typical of cancer, degenerative diseases, and surgical or traumatic disuse disease in small animals, horses, and food and farm animals. Final project will be a critical literature review on a topic of student’s choice to benefit a better understanding of pain recognition and treatment in animal patients.

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