Analgesic use in nonhuman primates undergoing neurosurgical procedures

Louis DiVincenti
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS 2013, 52 (1): 10-6
Animals experiencing major invasive surgery during biomedical research must receive appropriate and sufficient analgesia. The concept of pain management in veterinary medicine has evolved over the past several decades, and a multimodal, preemptive approach to postoperative analgesia is the current standard of care. Here, the pathophysiology of pain and a multimodal approach to analgesia for neurosurgical procedures is discussed, with emphasis on those involving nonhuman primates.

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