Handbook of Small Animal Toxicology and Poisonings / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Not Available on BN.com
 

Overview

This time-saving, pocket-size guide offers a thorough understanding of toxicology that is essential to diagnosing and treating the complex problems resulting from toxin ingestion, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in animals. The 2nd edition covers patient assessment and treatment techniques, as well as information on over 100 categories of toxic agents. Discussions of each agent include its uses, mechanism, pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, common products containing the agent, and acute and long-term treatment. A new avian section makes this edition even more comprehensive and clinically useful.

• Over 1,000 toxic agents are discussed, offering a thorough presentation of toxicology relevant to veterinary practice.
• An easy-to-use alphabetical organization with section tabs for quick reference makes information easy to locate in any setting.
• Detailed diagnostic and treatment information is presented in an appealing, visually accessible approach.

• A greater emphasis on the ingestion of human medications addresses this common concern in detail.
• Additional plant and chemical toxins are discussed to highlight potential poisonings seen in veterinary practice.
• A new avian section focuses on specific considerations for treating birds.
• Redesigned icons draw attention to important points and sections to improve the text's readability.
• A four-page, full-color insert features approximately 24 color photographs of poisonous plants for quick identification.
• All content has been reviewed by board-certified toxicologists to ensure that it is up-to-date and accurate.
• A second color throughout makes the icons more readable, the design more inviting, and critical information more accessible.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Petra A. Volmer, DVM, MS, DABVT, DABT (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This softcover book is organized to serve as a quick reference on toxicological problem recognition in small animals and treatment information. The previous edition was published in 1998.
Purpose: It is written to incorporate information on newly recognized toxic agents, and to be easier to use and more understandable than the first edition. These are worthy objectives that, overall, the authors meet.
Audience: The authors have written the book to be useful for the veterinary practitioner. However, it can also serve as a quick reference for the veterinary student as well as internal medicine and emergency medicine interns and residents. The authors have extensive practice experience, and one author is boarded by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. The lack of specific training in toxicology is addressed by extensive consultation with the staff of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.
Features: The two authors have divided the book into four sections. The book begins by reviewing initial patient assessment and management, including decontamination measures. Following this is an extensive list of toxic agents. For each agent, sources, mechanisms of action, clinical findings, and treatment are provided. Suggested readings are provided for many of the toxic agents. This is followed by a section on poisonous plants that includes a limited number of color photographs that may help to identify some plants. The final section is devoted to the most common toxic exposures of pet birds. The appendixes include a formulary for agents used in the management of toxicoses, tables to rapidly determine daily fluid needs of dogs and cats, and recipes for dialysate and continuous rate infusions of dobutamine, dopamine, lidocaine, procainamide, and sodium nitroprusside. The book, as a quick reference, is successful in providing information on a broad range of toxic agents. Readers seeking more in-depth information on a particular toxicant may be disappointed. Further information can be found for those agents that have references provided.
Assessment: This book serves as a quick reference for the busy clinician to facilitate initial patient management. It is quite broad in its scope of toxic agents (including topics such as glow jewelry and hops). This book has more extended coverage than the first edition, and is a welcome replacement for its predecessor.

3 Stars from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323012461
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/13/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: Rapid Patient Evaluation and Symptomatic Treatment of the Poisoned Pet
• Airway
• Breathing
• Cardiovascular system and circulatory system
• Consciousness
• Diagnosis
• Decontamination
• Enhanced removal and elimination

SECTION TWO: Toxic Drugs and Chemicals

SECTION THREE: Toxic Plants

SECTION FOUR: Avian Toxicology

Appendix A Formulary
Appendix B Daily fluid requirements
Appendix C Recipes for dialysate and continuous drug infusions
Appendix D Poison treatment flow chart

Color Plates Common Toxicants

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)