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Managing pain in common end-of-life conditions

Published on May 2, 2019in The Veterinary Nurse
· DOI :10.12968/vetn.2019.10.4.173
Aneesa Malik MSc Rvn Cert Vnes Cert Vnecc1
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Suzen Gregersen1
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Abstract
Pain is an under-recognised, under-diagnosed and under-treated condition in animals. Chronic pain is a significant welfare concern in our fifth life stage (or end-of-life) veterinary patients. This...
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