Small Animal Toxicology Essentials [NOOK Book]

Overview

Providing a ready reference for the initial triage, collection of diagnostic samples, and management of a poisoning case, Small Animal Toxicology Essentials focuses on the most common poisons encountered by companion animals. From prevention to evaluation, monitoring, and treatment, the book is a guide for veterinary technicians to differentiate between significant and insignificant exposures and effectively manage animal poisonings.

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Overview

Providing a ready reference for the initial triage, collection of diagnostic samples, and management of a poisoning case, Small Animal Toxicology Essentials focuses on the most common poisons encountered by companion animals. From prevention to evaluation, monitoring, and treatment, the book is a guide for veterinary technicians to differentiate between significant and insignificant exposures and effectively manage animal poisonings.

Emphasizing clinical signs, differential diagnoses, and case management, the book begins with the principles of veterinary toxicology, such as terminology, history-taking, and decontamination. The second half of the book is devoted to specific toxicants, including plants, metals, drugs, and household poisons. A companion website at wiley.com/go/poppenga provides review questions in Word and color images available for download into PowerPoint. Small Animal Toxicology Essentials is a useful resource for veterinary technicians, especially those with a interest in emergency and critical care, and veterinary technician students, as well as practicing veterinarians looking for an introduction to toxicology.

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Reviewer: Paul A Eubig, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ABT(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This clinically-oriented book helps the veterinary team answer basic questions about whether an exposure to a potentially harmful substance is better addressed at home or at a veterinary facility, and what to do if it is determined that a patient is better managed at a hospital.
Purpose: The specific goal is to assist veterinary technicians in becoming more active and effective participants in the management of small animal patients exposed to toxicants. This fills a void in the literature, since prior toxicology books have been written for the veterinarian. To meet their goal, the editors have drawn upon the expertise of many technicians and veterinarians in the field, several of whom I have worked with in the past.
Audience: It is intended primarily for veterinary technicians.
Features: "The book is divided into three main sections covering the fundamentals, systems, and specific toxicants. The fundamentals section includes well-written chapters on decontamination and management of toxicoses, but it also covers topics that have generated more recent interest, e.g. investigating suspected intentional poisonings. The systems section discusses the effects of toxicants on different organ systems, and each chapter includes a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the target organ. The third section, on specific toxicants, is the longest and includes chapters on a wide variety of toxicants that animals can be exposed to through food and in the home and yard. Of note, the chapter on plants includes information on numerous toxic plants that are commonly encountered, while the appendix, "Plants Not Reported to Be Toxic," is a listing of so-called "safe" plants. The chapters on over-the-counter and prescription medications do not include as many drugs as I would have expected. Medications that have a high potential for causing harm or are commonly encountered are covered, but, to be fair, comprehensive coverage of the toxicity of the medications currently on the market would fill a book of its own. "
Assessment: Technicians working in emergent care facilities will likely find the information in this book easier to integrate with their prior experiences in dealing with toxicoses. Yet, technicians in general practice should also greatly benefit from this book, although their learning curve may be steeper due to the smaller emergency caseload that they may encounter in their setting. This book is also useful to veterinarians, since the chapters about specific toxicants include information on the amount of each substance that can cause harm, differential diagnoses, and management of exposure. This is an important resource to guide the veterinary team on a course of action when a pet owner informs them, "My pet just ate (fill in the blank)!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119946144
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 947,673
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Robert H. Poppenga, D.V.M., Ph.D., DABVT, is a Professor and Head of the Toxicology Section at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

Sharon M. Gwaltney-Brant, D.V.M., Ph.D., DABVT, DABT, is a Toxicology Consultant for Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and Adjunct Instructor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Contributors.

Section 1: Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Toxicology.

1 General Toxicologic Principles (Sharon Gwaltney-Brant and Robert H. Poppenga).

2 Incidence of Poisoning in Small Animals (Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

3 Toxicology Information Resources (Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

4 Taking a Toxicologic History (Carrie Lohmeyer).

5 Essential Calculations (Camille DeClementi).

6 Initial Management of Acute Intoxications (Elisa Petrollini-Rogers and Bridget McNally).

7 Decontamination Procedures (Lisa Murphy).

8 Antidotes (Tina Wismer).

9 Investigating Fatal Suspected Poisonings (Safdar A. Khan).

10 Toxicologic Testing and Using Diagnostic Laboratories (Lisa Murphy).

Section 2: A Systems-Affected Approach to Toxicology.

11 Nervous System (Tina Wismer).

12 Cardiovascular System (Karla R. Smith).

13 Pulmonary System (John A. Pickrell, Kiran Dhakal, and Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

14 Hepatobiliary System (Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

15 Urinary System (Erin Freed).

16 Other Systems (Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

Section 3: Specific Toxicants.

17 Rodenticides (Eric Dunayer).

18 Insecticides (Petra A. Volmer).

19 Other Pesticides (Robert H. Poppenga).

20 Plants (Joanna Delaporte and Charlotte Means).

21 Dietary Supplements and Herbs (Charlotte Means).

22 Zootoxins (Tamara Foss).

23 Mycotoxins and Mushrooms (Joyce Eisold and Michelle Mostrom).

24 Food-Associated Intoxications (Mindy Bough).

25 Drugs of Abuse (Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

26 OTC Drugs (Mary M. Schell and Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

27 Prescription Drugs (Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

28 Household and Industrial Toxicants (Rhian Cope).

29 Metals and Minerals (Robert H. Poppenga).

30 Miscellaneous Toxicants (Michelle Mostrom).

Appendices.

Appendix 1: Drugs Used in Toxicology (Sharon Gwaltney-Brant).

Appendix 2: Additional Toxic Plants and Associated System-Based Effects (Joanna Delaporte and Charlotte Means).

Appendix 3: Plants Not Reported to Be Toxic (Joanna Delaporte and Charlotte Means).

Index.

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