Pain Management in Exotic Companion Mammals (1539)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Animal Welfare
Saturday |  9:00 AM -  9:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217A

 

Speaker(s)

Angela Lennox DVM,DABVP, ECZM
Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic

Angela M. Lennox is a graduate of Purdue University, where she serves as an adjunct professor. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioner (ABVP) in both Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine, and the European College of Zoological Medicine in Small Mammal medicine. She has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine since 1991, and lectured extensively throughout the US and internationally. Dr. Lennox is past president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and has authored and edited many books, book chapters and scientific articles. She resides on a hobby farm outside of Indianapolis with her husband of 30 years and 4 daughters.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2

Description

Analgesia is important in all animal species, and while familiar in traditional pet species, may be more daunting in exotic companion mammal species, despite a wealth of knowledge from laboratory animal medicine. This presentation will review the current literature pertaining to commonly seen pet species, and discuss practical ways to implement multi-modal and more advanced analgesia protocols for even very small patients. With practice, techniques such as analgesia delivered via constant rate infusion and local analgesia can be integrated into protocols for all exotic companion mammal patients.

Learning Objectives

1. Review current literature on the use of analgesics in various exotic mammal species

2. Show how various analgesic techniques (CRI, local blocks) can be modified for use in small exotic species

3. Discuss real-life cases where multi-modal analgesia was associated with positive outcomes

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