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Validation of Orthopedic Postoperative Pain Assessment Methods for Dogs: A Prospective, Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

  • Pascale Rialland,

    Affiliation: Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

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  • Simon Authier,

    Affiliations: Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, CiToxLAB North America, Laval, Quebec, Canada

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  • Martin Guillot,

    Affiliation: Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

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  • Jérôme R. E. del Castillo,

    Affiliation: Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

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  • Daphnée Veilleux-Lemieux,

    Affiliation: Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

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  • Diane Frank,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Sciences; Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

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  • Dominique Gauvin,

    Affiliation: Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

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  • Eric Troncy mail

    eric.troncy@umontreal.ca

    Affiliation: Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

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  • Published: November 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049480

About the Authors

Pascale Rialland, Simon Authier, Martin Guillot, Jérôme R. E. del Castillo, Daphnée Veilleux-Lemieux, Dominique Gauvin, Eric Troncy
Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
Simon Authier
CiToxLAB North America, Laval, Quebec, Canada
Diane Frank
Department of Clinical Sciences; Faculty of veterinary medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: eric.troncy@umontreal.ca

Competing Interests

The authors received funding for this work from a commercial source (Vétoquinol Laboratories) and with regards to their agreement with this company, this does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. Moreover, the authors contracted the realization of the experiments in a Contract Research Organization, named CiToxLAB North America, and one author, Simon Authier at the time a Ph.D. student under supervision and actually Head of Veterinary Services at this company, participated actively in the study’s realization as well as edition of the manuscript. For this reason, this does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PR SA DF ET. Performed the experiments: SA DVL ET. Analyzed the data: PR MG JdC DF ET. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PR SA DG ET. Wrote the paper: PR SA DVL DF ET. Contributed to statistical analysis: MG JdC DG. Critical review of the manuscript: MG JdC DG.