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Rock Doc: How much does it hurt? Assessing animal pain

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – When I take my elderly mother to the emergency room, the nurse asks how much pain she is in, on a scale of 1 to 10. There is a chart with pictures of little smiley faces, neutral faces and grimacing […]

Reducing anxiety and pain

Photo: Raymond Quock, professor of pharmacology, observes effects of nitrous oxide in easing mouse’s anxiety. (Photo by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services.) Deep in your brain are a myriad of lock-and-tumbler type systems that, when activated, trigger the production of substances that can reduce pain or help you to deal with anxiety. Raymond Quock, professor […]