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Assessing pain in animals - Putting research into practice

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Paul FlecknellORCiD, Dr Johnny RoughanORCiD


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Our ability to assess pain in animals in clinical situations is slowly developing, but remains very limited. In order to develop appropriate pain scoring schemes, numerous practical problems need to be overcome. In addition, we need to appraise realistically our current poor state of knowledge. Development of new scoring systems must be coupled with the increased education and training of those responsible for pain management so that both the assessment and the alleviation of pain are steadily improved. © 2004 Universities Federation for Animal Welfare.

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Author(s): Flecknell PA, Roughan JV

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: UFAW International Symposium Science in the Service of Animal Welfare

Year of Conference: 2004

Pages: S71-S75

ISSN: 0962-7286

Publisher: Animal Welfare: Universities Federation for Animal Welfare