Abstracts: Pain management in pigs undergoing experimental surgery; a literature review (2012-4)

Failure to provide effective analgesia to animals in noxious studies contravenes the obligation to refine animal experimentation and, by increasing ‘noise’ in physiological data sets, may decrease the scientific validity of results.

Pig models of surgical conditions are becoming increasingly important and used for translational work. This review aimed to determine the extent to which the recent biomedical literature describes pain assessment and alleviation in pigs recovering from experimental surgery. Continue reading Abstracts: Pain management in pigs undergoing experimental surgery; a literature review (2012-4)