Canine and Feline Dermatology Drug Handbook

Canine and Feline Dermatology Drug Handbook

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by Sandra N. Koch, Sheila M. F. Torres, Donald C. Plumb
     
 

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This comprehensive handbook summarizes dermatological drugs for feline and canine patients. It covers oral, topical and injectable medications suitable for cats and dogs. Vital information given for each drug includes: indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, dosage, formulations, side-effects, drug interactions and monitoring. Both American and

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This comprehensive handbook summarizes dermatological drugs for feline and canine patients. It covers oral, topical and injectable medications suitable for cats and dogs. Vital information given for each drug includes: indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, dosage, formulations, side-effects, drug interactions and monitoring. Both American and European trade names are provided alongside generic names for ease of reference.

The book is divided into 4 sections. The first covers systemic dermatological agents. The second section presents topical dermatological agents. The third section covers allergen-specific immunotherapy. The fourth section lists dermatological conditions and the drugs commonly used to treat each disease, and directs the reader to the information on those drugs.

Canine and Feline Dermatology Drug Handbook is an essential reference for quick daily use in a clinical setting. Ideal for veterinarians in first opinion practice as well as those specializing in dermatology.

KEY FEATURES

  • Lists drugs alphabetically for treatment of dermatological diseases in dogs and cats
  • Covers oral, topical and injectable drugs
  • Includes both American and European trade names
  • Written by dermatology and pharmacology specialists
  • Presented in an easy-to-use reference format

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Karen L Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: Diseases affecting the skin and ears of dogs and cats are among the most common problems veterinarians see. This is the first book to focus specifically on dermatological therapies.
Purpose: It is intended as an easy-to-use resource for veterinarians seeking information on drugs to use for the treatment of skin and ear disorders of dogs and cats. Veterinarians will be especially pleased to find many recipes for compounded topical treatments for ear diseases.
Audience: Although written primarily for veterinarians in general practice, the book also will be useful for veterinary students and veterinarians working in specialty practices as well as pharmacy technicians and pharmacists working with veterinarians. The authors include a two highly regarded, board-certified veterinary dermatology specialists and a well-known and highly respected pharmacist/PharmD.
Features: The first of the book's four sections consists of alphabetically arranged synopses of pertinent information veterinarians should know prior to prescribing systemic medications for the treatment of dermatological disorders. Each synopsis includes the generic name, U.S. and U.K. brand/trade names, drug classification, indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, dosages, formulations, side effects, drug interactions, monitoring and any practice tips (called "notes"). Section 2 on topical agents presents similar information for antipruritic agents, anti-inflammatory agents, antimicrobials, antiseborrheic agents, immunomodulatory agents, retinoids, antiparasitic agents, miscellaneous agents and otic preparations, including several compounded otic preparations. Section 3 has an overview and tips for prescribing and managing allergen-specific immunotherapy. Section 4 describes alternatives for managing common dermatologic conditions, including hypersensitivity disorders, autoimmune skin diseases, inflammatory diseases, parasitic diseases, fungal disorders, endocrine disorders, keratinization disorders, pyodermas and miscellaneous disorders. Pertinent references are listed at the end of the book, along with an excellent index.
Assessment: This is an excellent, succinct overview of pertinent information on medications most commonly prescribed for the management of skin and ear diseases. Reviewing this information will help veterinarians make the best possible decisions in prescribing and monitoring therapy for diseases affecting the skin and ears of dogs and cats. I highly recommend that small animal veterinarians review the information in this book prior to prescribing any medication that they do not use on a regular basis.
From the Publisher
“Although new drugs have been introduced to the market since this book was published, it is a practical reference that will be useful for veterinarians in general practice as well as veterinary students, residents, and veterinary dermatologists.”  (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2014)

“Books like this, which are very well produced, concise and easy to use, are very welcome because they bring together in one place the key standardized information (no omissions) on the main drugs used in clinical dermatology, serving both the graduate student and experienced specialists in veterinary dermatology.”  (Veterinary Dermatology, 28 March2013)

“For the new graduate it provides a comprehensive overview of the vast majority of conditions and treatments for the routine dermatology cases. For the busy practitioner it provides a resource for exploring new approaches to treating old problems.  If you don’t have a decent dermatology book sitting on the shelf, this is a superb starting point.”  (Veterinary Record, 14 January 2013)

"CANINE AND FELINE DERMATOLOGY DRUG HANDBOOK by Sandra N. Koch, et.al. (9781405198967, $69.99) provides a solid vet's reference summarizing dermatological drugs for dogs and cats, and is a 'must' both for a practicing vet's office and for students at the college level. It provides chapters covering systemic and topical dermatological agents, specific conditions and the latest drugs used to treat the diseases, and lists oral, injectable and topical drugs alphabetically for quick reference. The use of both American and European trade names makes this a winning choice."  (Midwest Book Reviews, 1 December 2012)

“No veterinary operation should be without it!.”  (Midwest Book Review, 1 July 2012)

“This is an excellent, succinct overview of pertinent information on medications most commonly prescribed for the management of skin and ear diseases. Reviewing this information will help veterinarians make the best possible decisions in prescribing and monitoring therapy for diseases affecting the skin and ears of dogs and cats. I highly recommend that small animal veterinarians review the information in this book prior to prescribing any medication that they do not use on a regular basis.”  (Doody’s, 14 September 2012)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405198967
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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