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Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management (2nd edition); Pathology of Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits (3rd edition); Handbook of Veterinary Clinical Research

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management (2nd edition)

Reviewed by Alicia Z. Karas, DVM

The second edition of the Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management is, similar to the first edition, a small paperback volume jam-packed with useful information. In essence, the textbook provides information on why pain should be managed, how it can be assessed and managed, and the physiologic and pharmacologic bases for nearly every type of treatment in use. One of the most useful aspects is a series of case examples. Each major analgesic drug modality has at least 1 entire chapter devoted to it, and adjunctive