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  1. Pain-suppressed behaviors in the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

    Contributor(s):: Mazor-Thomas, Jana E., Mann, Phyllis E., Karas, Alicia Z., Tseng, Flo

    Our ability to provide analgesia in wild and exotic patients is hampered by a lack of species-specific information on effective drugs and protocols. One contributing factor is the difficulty of applying data from traditional laboratory tests of nociception to clinical conditions frequently...

  2. Antinociceptive effects of buprenorphine in zebrafish larvae: An alternative for rodent models to study pain and nociception?

    Contributor(s):: Steenbergen, Peter J., Bardine, Nabila

    The underlying processes of nociception and pain are, despite the rodent models available, still not fully understood. One of the drawbacks of rodent model systems is the difficulty to screen compound libraries for their influence on nociception, thus slowing down the discovery of novel...

  3. Buprenorphine via drinking water and combined oral-injection protocols for pain relief in mice

    Contributor(s):: Sauer, Mareike, Fleischmann, Thea, Lipiski, Miriam, Arras, Margarete, Jirkof, Paulin

    Buprenorphine is the opioid analgesic most commonly used in laboratory mice. However, to maintain therapeutically effective serum levels, repeated injections are required. To overcome negative aspects of restraint and injection, oral self-administration is a promising alternative but has been...

  4. Effects of carprofen, meloxicam and butorphanol on broiler chickens' performance in mobility tests

    Contributor(s):: Hothersall, B., Caplen, G., Parker, R., Nicol, C. J., Waterman-Pearson, A. E., Weeks, C. A., Murrell, J. C.

    Lame broiler chickens perform poorly in standardised mobility tests and have nociceptive thresholds that differ from those of non-lame birds, even when confounding factors such as differences in bodyweight are accounted for. This study investigated whether these altered responses could be due to...

  5. Injectable anesthetics

    Contributor(s):: Sawyer, D. C.