Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis ISSN: 2325-9590

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Review Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Neuropharmacology of Animal Pain: A Mechanism-Based Therapeutic Approach

Alice Catanzaro1, Alessandra Di Salvo1 and Giorgia della Rocca1,2*
1Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
2Centro di Studio sul Dolore Animale, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
Corresponding author : Giorgia della Rocca
Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
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Received: November 28, 2013 Accepted: February 05, 2014 Published: February 10, 2014
Citation: Catanzaro A, Di Salvo A, della Rocca G (2014) Neuropharmacology of Animal Pain: A Mechanism-Based Therapeutic Approach. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 3:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000128

Abstract

Neuropharmacology of Animal Pain: A Mechanism-Based Therapeutic Approach

Pain is a dynamic phenomenon, in which the various pathophysiologic mechanisms can change its characteristics and its consequences. On this basis, pain can be classified as physiologic (protective, adaptive), inflammatory (acute - protective, adaptive - or persistent - maladaptive) and neuropathic (maladaptive, chronic, pathologic) pain.

Keywords: Animal pain; Pain pathway; Mechanism-based therapeutic approach; Multimodal approach; Preventive approach; Complementary therapies

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