Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, PDA CD-ROM / Edition 3

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Overview

The newly updated Third Edition of the popular Handbook of Veterinary Drugs is now available for PDA, providing instant access to information on drug therapies for dogs, cats, horses, ruminant species, pigs, birds, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, and reptiles. Entries on over 1,000 drugs include indications, formulations, interactions, common side effects, and adverse effects. Dosages for each species are included. The PDA format offers direct links from animal sections to the formulary and a variety of search options—alphabetical, subject, and species. Icons speed users' access to related topics.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781745482
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/24/2004
  • Edition description: PDA
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 4
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.65 (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.

J. P. Woods, DVM, MSc, Diplomate ACVIM.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Small animals 1
Sect. 1 Drugs in small animals 5
Sect. 2 Antimicrobial and antiparasitic agents in dogs and cats 55
Sect. 3 Description of drugs for small animals 97
Pt. II Large animals 403
Sect. 4 Common dosages for large animals 405
Sect. 5 Antimicrobial, antiparasitic, and anthelmintic agents in large animals 447
Sect. 6 Description of drugs for large animals 453
Pt. III Exotics 623
Sect. 7 Introduction : chemotherapeutics in avian and exotic pet practice 625
Sect. 8 The use of chemotherapeutic agents in rodents and rabbits 629
Sect. 9 Common dosages for rodents and rabbits 633
Sect. 10 Description of drugs for rodents and rabbits 675
Sect. 11 The use of chemotherapeutic agents in ferrets 725
Sect. 12 Common dosages for ferrets 727
Sect. 13 Description of drugs for ferrets 741
Sect. 14 The use of chemotherapeutic agents in reptilian medicine 797
Sect. 15 Common dosages for reptiles 801
Sect. 16 Description of drugs for reptiles 825
Sect. 17 The use of chemotherapeutic agents in avian medicine 895
Sect. 18 Common dosages in avian medicine 899
Sect. 19 Description of drugs for birds 945
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