Mitigating pain during tooth extraction from conscious deer

Kristin G. Mansfield, Frank J Verstraete, Peter J Pascoe

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Some methods currently used to extract teeth from live-captured deer for aging may not adequately address pain relief. We discuss characteristics of currently available pharmacological agents with respect to analgesic properties and describe a quick, simple, and effective process that mitigates pain for extracting teeth from live-captured deer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-202
Number of pages2
JournalWildlife Society Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006


  • Aging
  • Analgesia
  • Anesthesia
  • Animal welfare
  • Chemical immobilization
  • Deer
  • Ethics
  • Odocoileus spp.
  • Pain
  • Tooth extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology


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