Attitudes towards perception and management of pain in rabbits and guinea pigs by a sample of veterinarians in New Zealand

AIMS: To determine the perceptions of a sample of veterinarians in New Zealand regarding pain and pain management in rabbits and guinea pigs.

METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed to all members of the Companion Animal Society, part of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. The questionnaire gathered information on the demographics of respondents, obtained an assessment by veterinarians of the level of pain associated with clinical procedures for rabbits and guinea pigs, established the willingness of respondents to perform these, obtained information on the anaesthetics and analgesics used during these procedures, and the factors associated with selecting different types of drug.

The level of knowledge of respondents and interest in continuing education regarding pain recognition and management in these species was also assessed. Continue reading Attitudes towards perception and management of pain in rabbits and guinea pigs by a sample of veterinarians in New Zealand

NZ Vet nudes with a cause

For the fifth consecutive year, veterinary students at Massey University, New Zealand, have shed their clothes to pose for a “tasteful” fund-raising┬ácalendar.

Proceeds from NZ vet nudes with a cause the sale of the Barely There 2010-2011 calendar will pay for the students’ traditional “halfway-mark” trip, where they will participate in team-building exercises such as caving and . . . → Read More: NZ Vet nudes with a cause