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Animalcare Leads The Conversation On Osteoarthritis Breakthrough Pain With Free CPD Event

3 months ago

1st July, 2021 14h17


Animalcare is raising awareness of the need to avoid osteoarthritis breakthrough pain, starting with a free virtual CPD event led by RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Matt Gurney. The webinar is the first of several communication events that will focus attention on patients owned by the estimated 80% of owners who feel that their pets with canine osteoarthritis (OA) may be suffering from off-days that can be associated with breakthrough pain.¹ Veterinary professionals can register for the event, which takes place on 13th July at 7pm (BST) at All those who register will also be able to view a recording and enter a free prize draw for the chance to win tickets to attend London Vet Show live in November.

The session is the first in a series of Accelerator events run by London Vet Show which address areas of growing importance in veterinary medicine and will culminate in a roundtable later in the year in which experts will address the most relevant and current information on the topic. The topic certainly qualifies as being of interest to the profession, as 87 per cent of vets agree that avoiding osteoarthritis breakthrough pain is critical to the management of canine OA.²

Marketing Manager at Animalcare, James Beaumont, says that addressing breakthrough pain is of importance, both for patient welfare and client confidence, “Veterinary surgeons have told us that they estimate that nearly half of their canine OA cases on daily NSAIDs experience breakthrough pain.² Additionally, a proportion of pet owners state their dogs experience off-days and believe their pet suffers as a result of the condition.³ We’re very pleased to be bringing this important issue to the forefront of attention and making it a talking point for the profession.”

Key factors in the presence of osteoarthritis breakthrough pain in dogs can include variable plasma drug levels between doses, intermittent treatment protocols or poor owner adherence with the vet’s recommendation, flare-ups and disease progression.

Speaker, Matt Gurney is President of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia and through his Zero Pain Philosophy programme has been working with veterinary professionals around the world to achieve excellence in their approach to pain management. During the virtual session, Matt will explain the impact breakthrough pain has on the pet and owner and how to approach it more effectively using analgesic and rehabilitation tools and strategies. 

The event is open to veterinarians throughout Europe and beyond who aspire to deliver quality care and support their canine osteoarthritis cases more effectively, with registration now open at


Pet insight Executive Summary (N=200) January 2021

Daxocox® Vet Insight Executive Summary (N=200), January 2021.

This information was provided by Animalcare Ltd, suppliers of Daxocox®. Daxocox® is a registered trademark of Animalcare Group Plc.

For further information contact Animalcare Ltd, Tel 01904 487 687. Animalcare Ltd, 10 Great North Way, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RB

About Animalcare

Animalcare is a sustainable and passionate organisation committed to leading in animal health through innovative and trusted products and services to support the veterinary profession. The well-being of animals and the positive impact that healthy animals have on their owners and society is of great importance to Animalcare.

Animalcare has been supplying a wide range of animal health products from identichip® microchips and pharmaceuticals, to pet welfare products and practice equipment, for over 30 years. The company has an enviable reputation for the high quality of its pharmaceutical products and the technical and client support materials offered to customers.


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