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.
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.
Reviews of the literature on pain management
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.