Exotic Animal Formulary / Edition 4

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Overview

A quick, concise reference to the drugs and dosages used to treat exotic animals, Exotic Animal Formulary, 4th Edition addresses the most common questions and medical situations you encounter in clinical practice. Species covered include birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, primates, wildlife, and all kinds of small mammals and "pocket pets." This edition is updated with a new chapter on invertebrates, information on the latest drugs, and a colorful new design. Written by clinical and research veterinarian James Carpenter, this book is the only drug formulary on the market created solely for the treatment of exotic animals.

  • Nearly 200 drug tables provide clear, current recommendations on drugs, indications, and dosages used in treating exotic animals, including biological tables with details on therapies and diets, normal blood parameters of common species, venipuncture sites, differential diagnosis, and medical protocols for common conditions.
  • All drug information is reviewed for accuracy, ensuring that this reference remains authoritative and current.
  • Easy-to-use organization divides drug monographs into quick-reference chaptersincluding: Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Rodents, Rabbits, Ferrets, Miniature Pigs, Primates, and Wildlife.
  • Additional drug topics include antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents.
  • More than 20 expert authors contribute to this edition.
  • References in each chapter provide resources for further research and study.
  • Convenient appendices provide a single source for information such as classes of drugs used to treat specific exotic animal conditions; efficacy of selected agents used to treat exotic animals; location of select laboratories to perform procedures; normal lab values; conversions; and equivalents.
  • New Invertebrates chapter has been added.
  • New two-color design makes information easier to access at a glance, with drug and biological tables shaded differently for fast lookup.
  • Updated information includes coverage of the latest drugs introduced into the market.
  • Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics and drugs. Sold separately.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This a very handy book, and this revised edition includes a fantastic spread of drug doses and a mass of new references...It is very favourably priced and several (but not all) sections have seen considerable revision in drugs and dosages."

Veterinary Record, July 2012

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Matt Allender, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This fourth edition provides a much-needed update on the treatment of nontraditional species.
Purpose: The author has compiled the published drugs and doses used in exotic animals to provide a useful guide to veterinarians treating these species. This is a much-needed resource for these veterinarians.
Audience: This book is written for veterinarians, both general practitioners and experts in the field of companion and zoological medicine. The author is an expert in zoological medicine and has published numerous articles in the field.
Features: The book covers a wide range of drugs and doses for the majority of species seen in companion zoological medicine. It lists treatment for bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic diseases, as well as emergency, hormonal, and nutritional agents. This edition adds a section on therapy for invertebrate patients, a welcome addition. It also continues the useful list format, but has added color backgrounds to make it easier to read and follow on a page. The book is quite comprehensive, but new reports on drugs come out every month and, therefore, clinicians will need to supplement it with the newest literature to remain current.
Assessment: This a must-have book for any veterinarian who will treat nontraditional species. It is current and comprehensive for any of the reported doses or therapies in the literature. It clearly is needed to update the previous edition which was published seven years ago.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437722642
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 251,271
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Invertebrates NEW!

2. Fish

3. Amphibians

4. Reptiles

5. Birds

6. Sugar gliders

7. Hedgehogs

8. Rodents

9. Rabbits

10. Ferrets

11. Miniature pigs

12. Primates

13. Wildlife

Selected appendices

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