New Equine Pain Scoring System Could Provide Quicker, More Effective Intervention

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A new stall-side pain scoring system for horses could help veterinarians better determine the need for analgesics in lame horses, according to Kirsten Wegner, DVM, Dipl. ACVA (veterinary anesthesiology), an assistant professor of anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.

In order to properly manage pain in lame horses, veterinarians must measure how much pain

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