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Publication type: Diploma Thesis

Year: 2011

Author(s): Portenier, Alexandra

Title: Untersuchung über die Wirksamkeit von Ketoprofen zur Schmerzreduktion bei der chirurgischen Kastration der Saugferkel.

Other title: Investigation about the effect of ketoprofen on the reduction of castration induced pain in suckling piglets

Source: Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 28.


Ritzmann Mathias

Baumgartner Johannes

Vetmed Research Units:
University Clinic for Swine

Graduation date: 04.03.11

This study investigated if the increase of the cortisol level after the castration of suckling piglets can be reduced by a preemptive application of ketoprofen. Results of previous studies prove the ability of cortisol for the evaluation of pain (SCHÖNREITER et al., 1999; PRUNIER et al., 2005; CARROLL et al., 2006; ZÖLS et al., 2006b; SCHULZ et al., 2007; LANGHOFF et al., 2009). Cortisol was therefore chosen as the parameter for this study.

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