Lectures and seminars Webinar: What analgesic dose should I use and why?
The aim of these CPD webinars (Continuing professional development) is to follow the legal requirements for maintenance and demonstration of competence in laboratory animal science, and to facilitate the implementations of the 3R’s in routine animal work.
"What analgesic dose should I use and why?”
Providing effective pain relief requires administration of an appropriate analgesic regimen for an appropriate time. This seems straightforward, but experience in man and animals has shown that effective pain management requires careful and frequent assessment of pain intensity. When dealing with laboratory animals, an additional concern is the potential interaction between analgesic agents and the specific goals of a research project.
This seminar will review recent advances in pain assessment methods in laboratory species and discuss options for analgesic treatment. The difficult problem of determining the duration of treatment and frequency of dosing will be considered. Approaches to dealing with interactions between analgesic agents, pain, and research protocols will be discussed. Particular emphasis will be given to developing practical approaches to assessing and managing pain, and integrating this within an overall scheme of optimising animal welfare.
Paul A. Flecknell, MA, VetMB, PhD, DECLAM, DLAS, DECVA, (Hon) DACLAM, FRSB, (Hon) FIAT, (Hon) FRCVS, Emeritus Professor, Newcastle University, and lead consultant at Flaire, U.K.
Paul has 40 years of experience in the care and welfare of animals, and he published over a 150 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters in the field of analgesia and anaesthesia of laboratory animals.
Register here (by Nov 24).
LAS CPD credits: 1 hr