Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs: Small and Large Animal [NOOK Book]


Concise and easy-to-use, Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, 3rd Edition helps you find the specific drug facts you need to treat small and large animals, right when you need them! 550 drugs are organized alphabetically and cross-referenced by functional classification, trade, and generic names so you can access dosage recommendations, contraindications, side effects, possible adverse reactions, drug interactions, and more without the need to sort through a lengthy text. Plus, a companion website provides more...

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Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs: Small and Large Animal

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Concise and easy-to-use, Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, 3rd Edition helps you find the specific drug facts you need to treat small and large animals, right when you need them! 550 drugs are organized alphabetically and cross-referenced by functional classification, trade, and generic names so you can access dosage recommendations, contraindications, side effects, possible adverse reactions, drug interactions, and more without the need to sort through a lengthy text. Plus, a companion website provides more than 150 clear, customizable handouts to help you easily communicate important drug information to your clients.

  • All drug monographs are conveniently organized and cross-referenced to give you fast, easy access to key information for each drug, including:
    • Generic and trade names, pronunciation, and functional classification
    • Pharmacology and mechanism of action
    • Indications and clinical uses
    • Precautionary information -- adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications and precautions, and drug interactions -- presented in colored boxes for quick reference
    • Instructions for use
    • Patient monitoring and laboratory tests
    • Formulations available
    • Stability and storage
    • Dosage information
    • Regulatory information
  • Updated drug list details up-to-date dosages, updated and new indications, and withdrawal times for food animals.
  • Clinically relevant appendices help you determine appropriate therapeutic regimens and reference safety and legal considerations.
  • Comprehensive drug updates incorporate the most current indications, dosage information, instructions for use and storage, precautions, patient monitoring, available formulations, and regulatory information.
  • New monographs familiarize you with 35 new drugs available for veterinary practice, including:
    • Cefovecin Convenia
    • Maropitant Cerenia
    • Trilostane Vetoryl
    • Dexmedetomidine Dexdomitor
    • Dirlotapide Slentrol
  • Companion website includes more than 150 client information handouts for the most commonly prescribed drugs.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Papich (clinical pharmacology, North Carolina State U.) presents a handbook of veterinary drugs for practitioners and students treating small and large companion animals and livestock. Organized alphabetically by generic name, 550 drugs are detailed in terms of trade name, pronunciation, and functional classification; pharmacology and mechanism of action; indications and clinical uses; precautionary information such as adverse effects, contraindications, and interactions; patient monitoring and lab tests; formulations; and dosage. This edition has a companion website, adds 35 new drugs and new evidence-based information for indications as well as updated clinical uses and regulatory requirements. More on drug stability, storage, and compounding are also included. Appendices provide dose calculations and information on controlled substances and prescription writing."

- Book News, Inc.

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Reviewer: Karen L Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This update of a veterinary drug manual includes 35 new drugs approved for use since the publication of the second edition in 2007. In addition to the alphabetical drug monographs, the book has 17 appendixes, and an access code for a web site with over 150 customizable client handouts.
Purpose: As a handbook, the primary goal is to provide busy practitioners and students with the ability to quickly locate information on the clinical use of drugs — including the pharmacology and mechanism of action, indications and clinical uses, precautions, instructions for use, patient monitoring, formulations, stability and storage, doses and regulatory information for each drug. The format is user friendly and provides important information on drug use and safety.
Audience: The primary audience is veterinary practitioners, but the book is also useful to students seeking an easy to use reference on drug use. The author is a recognized expert in the field of veterinary pharmacology.
Features: This book includes information on drugs officially approved for use in animals as well as human medications for which veterinary uses have been identified. Off-label indications and uses are also listed. Regulatory information is provided that will be particularly helpful to veterinarians working with animals intended for food. The primary shortcoming of the book is a lack of references; readers do not know which doses or recommendations are based on prior studies, manufacturer recommendations, or extrapolations from human medicine.
Assessment: Because of the rapidly changing pharmaceutical marketplace, a book such as this one belongs in every veterinary clinic. The purchase of this new edition can be justified by the inclusion of 35 new drugs plus the expanded information on older drugs. This book is not intended as a pharmacology textbook, and additional references are required for veterinarians to fully understand the indications and pharmacology of drugs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437701920
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 728,375
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

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Table of Contents

Listing of Drugs According to Functional and Therapeutic Classification

List of Trade and Brand Names Cross-Referenced to Drug Names

Alphabetical Drug Monographs Pages 1-810 -- Comprehensive drug information for 550 of the most clinically relevant drugs available for veterinary practice!


A. Calculation of Drug Doses

B. Controlled Substances Charts: United States and Canada

C. Drugs for Infections Commonly Seen in Small Animals

D. Antibiotic Drug Selection for Equine Bacterial Pathogens

E. Drugs That May Induce Cytochrome P-450 Enzymes

F. Drugs That May Inhibit Cytochrome P-450 Enzymes

G. Drugs That May Inhibit MDR1 P-Glycoprotein

H. Drugs That Are Substrates for MDR1 P-Glycoprotein

I. Fluid Solutions for Intravenous Use

J. Compounded Formulations: What to Look for to Detect Incompatibility or Instability

K. Prescription Writing Reference . . . Do's&Don'ts

L. How to Report an Adverse Drug Reaction

M. Drugs Prohibited from Use in Food-Producing Animals

N. Performance Horse Drug Regulations and Restrictions

O. Important Internet Sites for Drug Information

P. Important Contact Information for Veterinary Drug Information

Q. Solution Compatibility Chart


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This handbook was developed to provide drug information to veterinary practitioners in a concise and accurate format. The drugs listed represent the most important medications used in companion animals and livestock. The indications for use and drug dosage information were developed from a review of the literature or derived from a consensus of reviews presented by clinical experts. In some cases, dosages were derived from careful clinical studies; in other cases, they represent a summary of clinical experience. Manufacturers' recommendations are considered in the dosage recommendations, but other suggestions also may be listed (i.e., off-label indications and uses)...

...Each drug is listed primarily by its official name (USAN) recognized by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)...Each drug monograph is divided into logical sections that describe the drug's pharmacology and use, adverse effects and precautions, dosing information, considerations for patient monitoring, formulations available, and dosage.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    This is really not optimized for use on the Nook. It is hard to

    This is really not optimized for use on the Nook. It is hard to get to the drug you want in the body of the text. The find function takes a long time and sometimes does not find the term even when it is in the book. The two tables of drugs at the front are good, but would be twice as useful if every drug listed there was a link to the appropriate page in the text. This is really NOT worth the money as it is configured now.

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