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Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Fourth Edition, has been restructured, completely updated, and considerably expanded beyond previous versions. Now divided into four sections, highlights of this edition include new chapters on pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships of antimicrobial agents, prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial chemotherapy for the neutropenic patient, prudent use of antimicrobial agents, and antimicrobial therapy in New World camelids. The Fourth Edition includes coverage of the most recent antimicrobial agents developed for use in human or veterinary medicine.
Chapters on regulation, growth promotion uses, and antimicrobial drug residues are fully revised to reflect extensive re-examination in many countries of the use of antimicrobial agents as growth promoters or in the prevention of disease in animals. Veterinarians, specialists, and students alike will find this book to be an indispensable reference on the general principles, special considerations, and clinical applications of virtually all types of antimicrobials used in veterinary medicine.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
With 21 expert contributors, this third edition is revised and expanded due, in part, to the crisis of antibiotic resistance in human medicine and to the extensive re-examination of the practice of using feed antibiotics as growth promoters and disease prophylactics in animals.
Section I - General Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy.
1. Antimicrobial drug action and interaction: an introduction.
2. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and interpretation of results.
3. Antimicrobial drug resistance and its epidmiology.
4. Principles of antimicrobial drug bioavailability and disposition.
5. The pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) relationship of antimicrobial agents (new).
7. Principles of antimicrobial drug selection and use.
Section II - Classes of Antimicrobial Agents.
8. Beta-lactam antibiotics: penam penicillins.
9. Other beta-lactam antibiotics: beta-lactamase inhibitors, carbapenems, and monobactms.
10. Peptide antibiotics: polymyxins, glycopeptides, streptogramins, and bacitracin.
11. Lincosamindes, macrolides, and pleuromutilins.
12. Macrolides, azalides, and ketolides (new).
13. Aminoglycosides and aminocyclitols.
15. Chloramphenicol, thiamphenicol, and florfenicol.
16. Sulfonamindes and diaminopyrimidines, and their combinations.
18. Misc. antibiotics: ionophores, nitrofurans, nitroimidazoles, rifamycins, and others.
19. Antifungal chemotherapy.
20. Antiviral chemotherapy.
Section III - Special Considerations.
21. Prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents and antimicrobial chemotherapy for the neutropenic patient (new).
22. Antimicrobial therapy of selected organ systems.
23. Antimicrobial therapy of selected bacterial infections.
24. Growth promotion uses of antimicrobial agents.
25. Antimicrobial drug residues in foods of animal origin.
26. Regulation of antibiotic use in animals.
27. Preduent use of antimicrobial agents.
Section IV - Antimicrobial Drug Use in Selected Animal Species.
28. Antimicrobial drug use in horses.
29. Antimicrobial drug use in dogs and cats.
30. Antimicrobial drug use in cattle.
31. Antimicrobial drug use in bovine mastitis.
32. Antimicrobial drug use in in sheep and goats.
33. Antimicrobial drug use in new world camelids (new).
34. Antimicrobial drug use in swine.
35. Antimicrobial drug use in poultry.
36. Antimicrobial drug use in companion birds.
37. Antimicrobial drug use in rodents, rabbits and ferrets.
38. Antimicrobial drug use in reptiles.
39. Antimicrobial drug use in aquaculture.