Exotic Animal Formulary / Edition 4

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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.

The book contains no figures.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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

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: 348,169
  • 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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