Evaluating Approaches to Measuring Ocular Pain in Bovine Calves with Corneal Scarification and IBK-Associated Corneal Ulcerations

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Vol: 660, Issue: 1

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Dewell, ReneƩ; Millman, Suzanne T.; Gould, Stacie A.; Tofflemire, Kyle L.; Whitley, R. David; Parsons, Rebecca L.; Lowe, Eric W.; Liu, FangFang; Wang, Chong; O'Connor, Annette
Iowa State University
Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine; Biomedical Sciences; Statistics; Veterinary Clinical Sciences; Agriculture; Animal Sciences; Large or Food Animal and Equine Medicine
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The objective of this experiment was to describe the magnitude and variation of measures of ocular pain in cattle experiencing corneal scarification and corneal ulcerations associated with experimentally induced IBK. In our study, pressure algometry may be appropriate to quantify ocular pain in calves. This information will enable appropriate design of studies for assessing the extent of ocular pain associated with ophthalmic abnormalities in cattle and efficacy of pain mitigation strategies.