Yep, the Cerenia stuff has been published. Extract as well as JAVMA? I think. Dr. at work confirmed today. And we have found it to be true in practice. It's a wonder drug, I tell ya. The only issue is the administration route in a small exotic (and where to start with dosing?). And the price can be cost prohibitive for most practices unless they pass along the cost. The Dr. I work closely with at our practice has pretty good acceptance of the drug and extra charges when she explains it to the clients. It can easily cost $25-40 for most smaller dogs.
Yeah, I'd probably prefer buprenorphine or tramadol for GI pain. I've seen too many issues with pred. And a few deaths with aspirin and tylenol dosage. Not many with Metacam, but one or two over the years.