Thematic meeting CAReNet: Pain - objective measures and treatment

Last changed: 03 May 2017

Recognition and treatment of pain in animals is important from a medical, ethical and welfare point of view. However, unlike adult people, animals cannot communicate their painful experiences verbally. In animals we therefore have to recognise indirect signs of pain such as behavioural, physiological, and clinical responses.

25th of April 2017 CAReNet invited researchers and clinicians to a network meeting on the topic “Pain - objective measures and treatment”. The one-day meeting was held at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden.

The programme included a number of prominent researchers who shared their experience and knowledge within the field. Moreover, network members were encouraged to present on-going projects related to the topic, orally or as posters.

Invited speakers
  • Anna Hielm-Björkman, associate professor in clinical research in companion animal and translational medicine, Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki. Topic: How to assess chronic pain in dogs
  • Karina Bech Gleerup, assistant professor, University of Copenhagen. Topic: Objective measures of pain in horses
  • Kate White, professor of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, clinical director of SVMS, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham. Topic: How to treat chronic pain in dogs
  • Andreas Haga, PhD, Dipl. ECVAA, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Topic: Treatment of pain in horses
  • Anna Kendall, Dipl. ECEIM, Mälaren Horse Clinic. Topic: Assessment and treatment of pain in horses in the clinical setting

Link to full programme