Veterinarians can help producers control animal pain in other ways too. Obviously you should treat the conditions causing
pain, but teach your producers to spot painful symptoms or conditions early. Assess cow comfort and the patient's ease of
access to clean water and palatable feed. In addition, level surfaces with good footing and soft bedding should be provided.
Dr. Navarre works as an extension veterinarian with Louisiana State University's Department of Veterinary Science.