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
The third edition of the Exotic Animal Formulary follows the first two editions admirably, adding content while updating the tables to include the most recent data available in the world of veterinary drug therapy for exotic (nontraditional) pets. Dr. Carpenter has again presented the veterinary community with a reference that is a must-have for all veterinarians who treat (or who might treat) exotic pets in their practice.

The new edition sports a few differences from the previous two-including a more user-friendly (and more durable) cover, 7 additional tables, and 22 additional appendices.

The book is easy to use, with each chapter or section following the same basic outline.

Overall, the Exotic Animal Formulary is an excellent reference and needs to be in the library of every veterinarian who sees (or who might see) exotic pets. The review of the previous edition of the book...was correct; this text, in its latest manifestation, is a must-have for all veterinarians and students who actively pursue or occasionally treat exotic patients.

Irish Veterinary Journal, Vol. 60 No. 2

Every veterinary surgeon treating exotic pets needs a good formulary so this third edition of Carpenter's Exotic Animal Formulary is very welcome. Every section follows a logical sequence listing comprehensive tables of antimicrobials, anti-parasitics, anaesthetics, emergency drug, vitamins and hormones. It is very up-to-date in listing drug doses for newer exotic pets and even includes the latest chemotherapy and neubulising protocols for many species.

Exotic animal medicine is a rapidly expanding field and newer drugs and dosage rates are being adjusted to practical use all the time. Due to the paucity of pharmokinetic studies in these species, this formulary can however only aim to be a quick reference guide for vets in practice. Although most drugs dosages listed are only based on empirical data, observations and anecdotal experience, they are at least backed up by an extensive reference list at the end of each section.

This formulary also contains a wealth of useful biological and medical information. Each section has appendices with extensive charts of normal blood parameters of common species, venipuncture sites, recommended diets, differential diagnosis and medical protocols for common conditions.

In all, this manual is an excellent user-friendly reference and is an essential requirement for any veterinary surgeon seeing exotic pets on a regular basis.

Bairbre O'Malley

From The Critics
Reviewer: Kent Davis, DVM, B.S.(University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital)
Description: This reference of drugs and dosages for several exotic species of animals is divided into two section: the first is divided into species and the second has selected appendixes.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an easy reference for exotic animal drugs and drug dosages. This worthy objective is met by the author. This book is a needed reference text for exotic animals.
Audience: This book is written for veterinarians, particularly zoo and exotic animal specialists. The authors are credible.
Features: The book discusses various drugs, biological, and medical information for zoo and exotic animals. It is laid out in appendixes and tables making it easy to find information quickly. There are no shortcomings; the authors have been very thorough.
Assessment: The quality of this text is excellent. It is needed in the field of exotic and zoo animal medicine. The tables and appendixes make it an easy to use reference. I would highly recommend it to any student or veterinarian interested in zoo and exotic animal medicine.

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: 299,429
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Fish
Amphibians
Reptiles
Birds
Sugar gilders
Hedgehogs
Rodents
Rabbits
Ferrets
Miniature pigs
Primates
Wildlife
Selected appendixes
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