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MORE OF OUR WORK
Find a selection of our scientific productions and educational resources below. We are excited to share with you our different axes of research on pain management and welfare from the Steagall Laboratory. We are constantly updating this section.
An adequate assessment of pain using validated instruments is paramount for treating pain.
A series of original research studies were conducted to understand behaviors indicative of acute pain in dogs and cats.
NOVEL COST-EFFECTIVE ANESTHETIC AND ANALGESIC TECHNIQUES
Studies performed to understand the clinical applicability of anesthetic and analgesic techniques in dogs and cats including the use of intraperitoneal analgesia, buprenorphine, gabapentin and other analgesic drugs.
Analgesic efficacy of an US-guided TAP block with bupivacaine in combination with systemic buprenorphine in cats - 2023
Opioid-free vs. opioid-sparing anesthetic technique in cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy - 2022
Anatomical, sonographic, and CT study of TAP block in cat cadavers - 2022
Intraperitoneal bupivacaine alone or with dexmedetomidine in cats: efficacy – 2019
Intraperitoneal bupivacaine with epinephrine or dexmedetomidine in cats: pharmacokinetics and efficacy - 2018
Intraperitoneal bupivacaine in cats: pharmacokinetics – 2016
Surprisingly, very little is known about dental pain in cats. These cutting-edge studies present specific behaviors before and after dental extractions in cats. We showed that dental care with tooth extractions can produce severe pain in cats requiring prolonged analgesic administration.
Neuropathic pain can severely affect the quality of life of animals. Studies are being performed in dogs and cats to better understand this condition.
PAIN MANAGEMENT SURVEYS
Using questionnaires, we asked pet owners from Canada and the United States about their perceptions and opinions related to surgical pain, perioperative pain management and anesthesia in small animals.
Reviews of the literature on pain management
2022 WSAVA Global Pain Management Guidelines - 2022
ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Acute Pain in Cats - 2022
Pain Management in Farm Animals: Focus on Cattle, Sheep and Pigs - 2021
What Makes Cats Different/Challenging and What Is Critical for Cats? - 2020
Feline Chronic Pain and Osteoarthritis - 2020
Intraperitoneal and incisional anesthesia – 2019
Adjuvant analgesics in acute pain management - 2019
Anti-inflammatory drugs - 2019
NSAIDs in cats with chronic kidney disease – 2019
Assessment of chronic pain in cats – 2019
Assessment of acute pain in cats – 2019
Oligoanalgesia in small animal practice – 2017
Epidural anesthesia and analgesia in dogs – 2017
Present and future of opioids in small animal practice – 2016
VIDEOS OF LOCAL ANESTHETIC TECHNIQUES IN SMALL ANIMALS
A series of open-access videos teaching how to perform local anesthetic techniques was published on the YouTube channel of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal.