Global Pain Council Guidelines

The Global Pain Treatise is a downloadable, practical resource to assist practitioners around the world by providing guidance in recognizing and assessing pain accompanied by management protocols for a wide range of painful conditions.  Because it also provides guidance on scenarios where analgesic agents are limited, it helps to empower veterinarians in these countries to recognize and treat pain, regardless of their limitations.




Download the guidelines here: 

Guidelines for the Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Pain



 Endorse the Global Pain guidelines

Global Pain Council Endorsement request

List of Member Associations that have endorsed the GPC's Guidelines for the Recognition, Assessment and Management of Pain! (August 2017). We thank our members for their support and look forward to support from more of our members!


Pain management protocols for:

Caesarean patients (EN / ES / PT)

Cancer related pain (EN / ES PT)

Castration and ovariohysterectomy/ovariectomy in Cats (EN / ES / PT)

Castration and ovariohysterectomy/ovariectomy in Dogs (EN / ES / PT)

Degenerative joint disease (EN / ES / PT)

Emergency and critical care (EN / ES / PT)

Medical pain (EN / ES / PT)

Neonatal and pediatric patients (EN / ES / PT)

Neuropathic pain (EN / ES / PT)

Orthopedic surgery (EN / ES / PT)

Pregnant or lactating patients (EN / ES / PT)

Soft tissue surgery (EN / ES / PT)

• Perceived level of pain associated with various conditions (EN / ES / PT)