Acute vs chronic pain in pet patients

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In this dvm360® interview, Dr Matthew Brunke outlines signs to look for when conducting an orthopedic exam

In a dvm360® Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, faculty for the Directions in Veterinary Medicine (DIVM) symposium in Miami, Florida, shared tips for differentiating acute pain from chronic pain.

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The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA: Chronic pain is harder [to identify]...what I'm starting to look for in those is, you know, is there, at that point there should be some atrophy of muscle. So if we use our hands like calipers, can we start to understand there's less muscle in one thigh than the other, if it's a back leg issue.

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