Handbook of Veterinary Drugs / Edition 3

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Overview

Blackwell Publishing has acquired 85 titles from LWW's veterinary medicine book list. To place an order or get additional product information go to www.blackwellpublishing.com/vet.

This new, thoroughly updated edition of a popular formulary includes current drugs and veterinary practices. The practical format is exceptionally concise, portable, and easy to use, and offers readers immediate access to essential information on therapies for dogs, cats, horses, ruminant species, pigs, birds, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, and reptiles. Drugs are logically organized by practice: Small, large, and exotic species. Each section begins with a table of dosages and is followed by alphabetically organized entries of commonly prescribed medications. Entries include the generic drug name (and U.S. and Canadian trade names, as appropriate), indications, routes of administration, adverse and common side effects, drug interactions, formulations, and additional drug uses. Dosage conversion tables and formulas are easy to find and use. An easy-scan index speeds readers from drug generic or brand name to complete entries.

The book contains no figures.

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Editorial Reviews

Karen L Duncan
This is a quick-reference guide to medications commonly used in veterinary medicine. It is organized into three sections for small, large, and exotic animals and is further divided into three sections describing drug dosages, antiparasitic and antimicrobial agents, and descriptions of the drugs used. The book is intended as a useful resource for obtaining information regarding drug dosages, drug interactions, and adverse side effects in various animal species. Though there are a number of formularies and drug indexes with similar information, this book is especially useful because of its exotic animal section. The book is intended for the veterinary student and the clinical practitioner and addresses all major categories of animal species except the pig because, in the authors' opinion, current pig management practices deemphasize treatment of individual animals. However, a porcine section would have been beneficial for the veterinarian faced with the pet pot-bellied pig. This soft-bound book is compact and easy to handle, although its binding unfortunately does not permit the book to lie open on its own. The book has many useful features, including an alphabetical listing of drugs, tables of drug dosages, list of anthelmintics, antimicrobials used in the various species, and a chart for converting body weight to surface area. This new veterinary drug handbook will be extremely useful in the clinical setting. In addition to traditional veterinary pharmaceuticals, it contains information regarding human drugs used in veterinary medicine but commonly omitted from other drug references. The section on exotic animals is especially useful for its volume of information on treating not onlyavian species, but also rabbits, rodents, and reptiles. One notable omission in the exotic animal section is the absence of information regarding medications used in ferrets. The only disadvantage to the format of the book is the necessity to look in one section for drug dosages and another section for information regarding the drug indications, side effects, etc.
Michael A. Ringenberg
This is a second edition of a paperback reference of therapeutic agents currently available to veterinary practitioners. The pages are earmarked into three sections, which provides quick referencing of drug information for exotic, small, and large animal species. According to the editors, it is to serve as a practical aid for both veterinary students and practicing veterinarians. The ability to ascertain dosing information in short order is a worthy objective and the editors have met this objective. The handbook is targeted at veterinary students and clinical practitioners, and these audiences are well served. Veterinary technicians may also find it helpful in familiarizing themselves with the various pharmaceuticals currently used in clinical settings. Contributors and editors alike have advanced training and hold respected positions within the veterinary profession. In short, this handbook contains abbreviated clinical information on drugs used in exotic, small, and large animal medicine. The format is easy to follow and use. Each section begins with dosage tables followed by alphabetized drug information covering indications, adverse reactions, interactions, and available products. This feature is convenient, but text redundancy hallmarks the drug descriptive sections, which contributes to the bulk of the text. The index is complete. Quick referencing to dosage information is a highlighted feature. Information is more readily retrievable in this text than in Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, 2nd edition (Iowa State University Press, 1995). However, less dosage and drug information is available and references are not provided. Those who find Plumb'shandbook more difficult to use in practice may find this handbook a convenient alternative.
Booknews
Affords quick access to indications, routes of administration, adverse and common side effects, and drug interactions. Organized alphabetically (rather than by type of drug) in three sections on small, large, and exotic animals. Summarizes common drug dosages, gives detailed description of drug utilization, includes US and Canadian generic names. 4.25x7.25" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From The Critics
Reviewer: Michael A. Ringenberg, DVM, DipACVP (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a second edition of a paperback reference of therapeutic agents currently available to veterinary practitioners. The pages are earmarked into three sections, which provides quick referencing of drug information for exotic, small, and large animal species.
Purpose: According to the editors, it is to serve as a practical aid for both veterinary students and practicing veterinarians. The ability to ascertain dosing information in short order is a worthy objective and the editors have met this objective.
Audience: The handbook is targeted at veterinary students and clinical practitioners, and these audiences are well served. Veterinary technicians may also find it helpful in familiarizing themselves with the various pharmaceuticals currently used in clinical settings. Contributors and editors alike have advanced training and hold respected positions within the veterinary profession.
Features: In short, this handbook contains abbreviated clinical information on drugs used in exotic, small, and large animal medicine. The format is easy to follow and use. Each section begins with dosage tables followed by alphabetized drug information covering indications, adverse reactions, interactions, and available products. This feature is convenient, but text redundancy hallmarks the drug descriptive sections, which contributes to the bulk of the text. The index is complete.
Assessment: Quick referencing to dosage information is a highlighted feature. Information is more readily retrievable in this text than in Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, 2nd edition (Iowa State University Press, 1995). However, less dosage and drug information is available and references are not provided. Those who find Plumb's handbook more difficult to use in practice may find this handbook a convenient alternative.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781741262
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/23/2004
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1111
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Dana G. Allen, DVM, MSc, Diplomate ACVIM.

Patricia M. Dowling, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM and ACVCP.

Dale A. Smith, DVM, DVSc.

Kirby Pasloske, BSc, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVCP and J. P. Woods, DVM, MSc, Diplomate ACVIM.

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Table of Contents

PART I: SMALL ANIMALS

Conversion of Body Weight to Body Surface Area in Dogs

Conversion of Body Weight to Body Surface Area in Cats

Section 1: Drugs in Small Animals

Section 2: Antimicrobial and Antiparasitic Agents in Dogs and Cats

Table 2-1: Antimicrobial Agents in Dogs and Cats

Table 2-2: Suggested Antimicrobial Treatment Pending Culture

Table 2-3: Antiparasitics in Dogs and Cats

Table 2-4: Analgesics for Acute Pain in Dogs and Cats

Table 2-5: Analgesics for Chronic Pain (over 5 days) in Dogs and Cats

Chemotherapy Protocols for Dogs

Chemotherapy Protocols for Cats

Section 3: Description of Drugs for Small Animals

Indications, Adverse and Common Side Effects, Drug Interactions, Formulations, and Other Uses

PART II: LARGE ANIMALS

Section 4: Common Dosages for Large Animals

Section 5: Antimicrobial, Antiparasitic, and Anthelmintic Agents in Large Animals

Table 5-1: Antimicrobial Agents in Large Animals Pending Microbial Culture

Table 5-2: Anthelmintics and Parasiticides in Horses

Table 5-3: Anthelmintics and Parasiticides in Ruminants

Section 6: Description of Drugs for Large Animals

Indications, Adverse and Common Side Effects, Drug Interactions, Formulations, and Other Uses

PART III: EXOTICS

Section 7: Introduction: Chemotherapeutics in Avian and Exotic Pet Practice

Section 8: The Use of Chemotherapeutic Agents in Rodents and Rabbits

Section 9: Common Dosages for Rodents and Rabbits

Section 10: Description of Drugs for Rodents and Rabbits

Indications, Adverse and Common Side Effects, Drug Interactions, Formulations, and Other Uses

Section 11: The Use of Chemotherapeutic Agents in Ferrets

Section 12: Common Dosages for Ferrets

Section 13: Description of Drugs for Ferrets

Indications, Adverse and Common Side Effects, Drug Interactions, Formulations, and Other Uses

Section 14: The Use of Chemotherapeutic Agents in Reptilian Medicine

Section 15: Common Dosages for Reptiles

Section 16: Description of Drugs for Reptiles

Indications, Adverse and Common Side Effects, Drug Interactions, Formulations, and Other Uses

Section 17: The Use of Chemotherapeutic Agents in Avian Medicine

Section 18: Common Dosages in Avian Medicine

Section 19: Description of Drugs for Birds

Indications, Adverse and Common Side Effects, Drug Interactions, Formulations, and Other Uses

Index

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