Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in veterinary practice part 1: why they do what they do

Filippo Montefiori
Friday, May 2, 2014

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are extensively used in veterinary practice for the management of both acute and chronic pain. While they are generally fairly effective analgesics, they also have a spectrum of potential side effects ranging from mild to life threatening. This article — the first in a series of two — will discuss how the pharmacology of these agents produces their therapeutic effects, while the second article will expand on their side effects and contraindications.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in veterinary practice part 1: why they do what they do
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in veterinary practice part 1: why they do what they do

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