This offering is based on an article published and provided by Veterinary Practice News.
It focuses on identifying signs of pain in zoological companion animals, what analgesic options are available, and dosages based on current research. It includes images demonstrating varying species that are painful or have been provided analgesia. Broad groups of zoological companion animals are covered including birds, exotic companion mammals, and reptiles.
After completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- identify signs of pain in avian, reptilian, and exotic companion mammal species
- discuss recommendations for appropriate analgesic agents that would be effective for different avian, reptilian, and exotic companion mammalian species
- outline common types of analgesic agents administered to zoological companion animal species