Pain – Measuring What Counts

In this article, Jacky Reid, BVMS, PhD, DVA, DipECVAA
MRCA, MRCVS, founding director and CEO of NewMetrica,
illustrates how to treat pain in animals. Pain is not just
about how it feels, but how it makes you feel. Accepted
wisdom is that the idiosyncratic experience of pain is no
different in animals than in humans, and that it’s crucial
to recognise the full spectrum of emotions associated
with pain when assessing the value of a procedure or drug
designed to be therapeutic.