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Overview

This revised and expanded reference is a valuable aid for the practicing veterinary clinician in diagnosing and determining treatment for toxic exposures in small animals, and for veterinary students as a supplement to their classroom instruction. It contains chapters addressings nontraditional areas of toxicology not covered in conventional toxicology texts. It also covers areas of toxicology which seem basic but are rarely discussed, such as taking a toxicological history, establishing a minimum database, providing supportive care, and managing emergency treatment of the poisoned patient. The book is organized into three sections, including 20 new chapters and new topics such as grapes and raisins, lilies, "Christmas time" plants, mercury, and accidental poisoning in non-traditional pets.
  • New two-color design makes the book more esthetically pleasing and allows for quick retrieval of information
  • Toxic Plant Information Summary tables make treatments for plant intoxications easy to find
  • Toxic Plant Quick Reference Based on Clinical Signs tables are included, to support small-animal veterinarians in cases of potential toxic plant ingestion
  • Summary charts at the beginning of each chapter in the Specific Toxicants section contain bulleted lists with clear-cut information on the specific toxicant, the clinical signs, and prognosis
  • A comprehensive review of all known potentially toxic substances is provided, from A (acetaminophen) to Z (zinc), including the very latest on grape and raisin toxicity - making this the most up-to-date and thorough text in this field
  • 45 different experts contribute to this book, all from the field of veterinary toxicology andmedicine
  • 20 new chapters have been added
  • New topics include a list of toxicants affecting body systems, management of toxins in pregnancy, diagnostic toxicology, bacterial toxins, and cosmetic/toilet articles
  • Snake-bite injuries are treated in two separate, expanded chapters: Pit Vipers and Coral Snakes
  • Section on pharmaceuticals includes bromides, anticonvulsants, tricycle antidepressants, monoamine oxidize inhibitors, B-adrenergic toxicities, and vitamins A and D
  • Additional specific toxicants are covered, including Amitraz, hydramethylon, ethanol, mercury, toad toxins, poisonous frogs, salamanders, newts and venomous arthropods
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Editorial Reviews

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"In preface, the authors indicate their remit was to produce a valuable aid to the clinican in practice and also to provide a textbook for veterinary students. Thus the earlier sections are obivously directed at setting the sceneand outlining the fundamentals of toxicology...For the most part, UK and European users will findthe book extremely valuable...The latest edition revision will certainly be on my shelf and nodoubt, end up looking as battered and loved as the earlier editions."

Veterinary Record, May 2013

"Written for students and vets in practice, this toxicology guide provides all you need to know to deal with a case of poisoning...Whether based on clinical or toxic signs, the practitioner will get the bext advice. Even if we all wish to never need such a book, no doubt it will be extremely useful one day."

Tomorrow's Vets, April 2014

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Paul A Eubig, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ABT(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book covers potentially toxic substances for companion animals, providing information necessary to manage emergency treatment and to prevent poisonings.
Purpose: This update is most welcome, given the new clinical toxicology information that has accrued since the previous edition in 2006.
Audience: It is written both for practitioners who want more than bullet points of information and for veterinary students who want to learn more about the toxicoses touched on in their curriculum.
Features: The book is divided into four sections, the first of which covers general management of poisoning cases and resources available to the practitioner, while the second includes information relevant for specific populations, such as pediatric and geriatric patients and exotic species. The third section has a wealth of information on miscellaneous indoor toxicants, herbal products, and house plants. The final section covers a wide range of potentially harmful substances in its 56 chapters. A real strength of this book is that the editors have enlisted specialists and toxicologists to write about topics in which they are authorities. Another strength is that the book makes an effort to provide information on the amount of a toxicant that can cause harm, which is not always included in clinical toxicology book. This is helpful for practitioners making decisions when faced with treating a toxicosis. Also of note is the comprehensive index. One shortcoming is the limited information on potentially harmful pharmaceuticals. Some, such as NSAIDs and barbiturates, are included, while others, such as baclofen, albuterol, and phenylpropanolamine, are not. To be fair, inclusion of extensive information on pharmaceuticals could easily increase the size of the book by 50% or more.
Assessment: Given the amount of information it contains, the helpful chapter organization, and the large number of toxicants it covers, this book is a very useful addition to the reference libraries of practitioners and students alike. For those who already own the second edition, the choice is harder. Most new chapters fall in the first two sections of the book, with the exception of the chapter on xylitol toxicosis. So for second edition owners, the new edition is helpful if they want to further their knowledge on approaching and managing poisoning cases. Regardless, this is the best general book currently available on small animal toxicology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721678269
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 796
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

1 General toxicological principles 2
2 Toxicokinetics and toxicondynamics 18
3 Toxicological information resources 29
4 Taking a toxicological history 38
5 Initial management of the acutely poisoned patient 45
6 Establishing a minimum database in small animal poisonings 60
7 Supportive care of the poisoned patient 73
8 Toxicological decontamination 127
9 Approach to diagnosis and initial treatment of the toxicology case 142
10 Effective use of a diagnostic laboratory 154
11 Considerations in pediatric and geriatric poisoned patients 165
12 Considerations in pregnant or lactating patients 178
13 Summary of small animal poison exposures 192
14 Adverse drug reactions 199
15 Miscellaneous indoor toxicants 223
16 Indoor environmental quality and health 244
17 "Recreational" drugs 273
18 Hazards associated with the use of herbal and other natural products 312
19 Household and garden plants 345
20 Use of human poison centers in the veterinary setting 411
21 Disaster management 420
22 Toxicological disasters 431
23 Smoke inhalation 439
24 Antidotes for specific poisons 459
25 Reproductive toxicology of the female companion animal 475
26 Reproductive toxicology of the male companion animal 500
27 Poisonings in the captive reptile 519
28 Acetaminophen 550
29 Amitraz 559
30 Anticoagulant rodenticides 563
31 Anticonvulsants 578
32 Arsenic 592
33 Botulism 603
34 Bromethalin 609
35 Carbon monoxide 619
36 Cholecalciferol 629
37 Christmastime plants 643
38 Citrus oils 664
39 Copper 668
40 Cyanide 674
41 Cyanobacteria 685
42 DEET 690
43 Diethylene glycol 693
44 Ethanol 698
45 Ethylene glycol 702
46 Grapes and raisins 727
47 Miscellaneous herbicides, fungicides, and nematocides 732
48 Insects - hymenoptera 744
49 Ionophores 768
50 Iron 777
51 Ivermectin : marcrolide antiparasitic agents 785
52 Lead 795
53 Lilies 806
54 Poisonous lizards 812
55 Macadamia nuts 817
56 Mercury 822
57 Metaldehyde 830
58 Methanol 840
59 Methylxanthines 845
60 Metronidazole 853
61 Mushrooms 860
62 Mycotoxins 888
63 Nicotine 898
64 Nonsteroidal antiinflammatories 902
65 Organochlorine pesticides 934
66 Organophosphate and carbamate insecticides 941
67 Oxalate-containing plants 956
68 Paraquat 964
69 Atypical topical spot-on products 978
70 Petroleum hydrocarbons 986
71 Propylene glycol 996
72 Pyrethrins and pyrethroids 1002
73 Ricin 1011
74 Snake bite : North American pit vipers 1017
75 Snake bite : coral snakes 1039
76 Sodium 1049
77 Sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) 1055
78 Spider envenomation : black widow 1063
79 Spider envenomation : brown recluse 1070
80 Strychnine 1076
81 Toads 1083
82 Zinc 1094
83 Zinc phosphide 1101
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