Daily Herald (Oct. 17) – A team of veterinarians at the University of Illinois launched an online training program this week, warning that we need to examine how opioids are prescribed for dogs. Opioids, specifically tramadol, are “our go-to medication after every surgery,” says University of Illinois veterinary anesthesiologist Ashley Mitek, a pain management expert. But evidence suggests oral opioid medications don’t work that well for dogs, “so why are we prescribing it?” Mitek says.
News-Gazette (Oct. 18)
Veterinary Practice News (Oct. 17)