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Reply To: Pain Scoring – are we all doing this regularly?

Andy Bell

This is something I was discussing with Hayley Walters recently and she had said that the number of times she has seen vets dispense a buster collar for an animal interfering with its wound post-op, rather than assessing them for analgesia is huge. It made me think that actually, if we assessed their pain, then we might opt for the metacam before reaching for the buster collars? The buster collar doesn’t stop the animal being in discomfort, it just puts owners minds at rest that the animal cannot interfere with the wound… Its an interesting thought…