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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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This soft cover 12.5 x 21 cm clinical manual is a 1118-page compression of just about all the information needed for the understanding, diagnosis, emergency treatment and prevention of poisonings in companion animals. The 2nd edition updates and expands the earlier version that has been widely accepted as one of those references that small animal clinicians need to have available for rapid consultation.

Under the editorship of Patricia A. Talcott of the Washington State University and Michael E. Peterson of the Reid Veterinary Hospital, the manual brings together the wisdom of 65 expert authors and is organised into three main sections. The first is a stepwise approach to general toxicological principles and an overview of the management of poisoning in companion animals, including rarely discussed problems such as taking an accurate toxicological history, using poison control centres or providing supportive care. Secondly a section is de- voted to general toxicological exposures and discussions on some major complex topics. The final section consists of a total of 56 alphabetically ordered chapters dealing with specific poisons and drugs, from ‘acetaminophen' to ‘zinc phosphide', each containing detailed information on sources, toxicokinetics, mechanisms of action, toxicity ratings, clinical signs, histopathological lesions, diagnostic testing, treatment, prognosis and prevention. The summary boxes at the beginning of these specific chapters provide a quick overview and are therefore very useful.

This excellent book addresses several areas that differ from those covered by the usual veterinary toxicology texts, such as for example indoor environmental toxicants, hazardous herbal products, recreational drugs, toxicological disasters or toxicities in pregnant and lactating animals. The new edition also contains an interesting chapter dealing with poisoning in the captive reptile. Finally, this most comprehensive manual features a 72-page index that is intelligently prepared and cross-referenced to provide access to the desired information quickly and directly. Another useful index has been compiled according to the clinical symptoms elicited by toxic substances.

The manual's fundamental purpose of providing accurate and well documented information on the effects of poisons in small animals makes it an invaluable tool for practitioners, and students purchasing the book will have continuing value in its use as a reference throughout their practice years. If you haven't seen it, get a copy immediately!

Prof. Hanspeter Naegeli, DVM (CH)
FECAVA Vol. 16-2 October 2006

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455746637
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Toxicologic Concepts
1. General Toxicologic Principles
2. Toxicodynamics and Toxicokinetics NEW!
3. Toxicologic Information Resources
4. Taking a Toxicologic History
5. Initial Management of the Acutely Poisoned Patient
6. Establishing a Minimum Database in Small Animal Poisonings
7. Supportive Care of the Poisoned Patient
8. Toxicologic Decontamination
9. Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Treatment of the Toxicology Case
10. Effective Use of a Diagnostic Laboratory NEW!
11. Considerations in Pediatric and Geriatric Poisoned Patients
12. Considerations in Pregnant/Lactating Poisoned Patients NEW!

Section 2: General Exposures
13. Summary of Small Animal Poison Exposures
14. Adverse Drug Reactions
15. Miscellaneous Indoor Toxicants
16. Indoor Environmental Quality and Health
17. "Recreational" Drugs
18. Hazards Associated with the Use of Herbal and Other Natural Products
19. Household and Garden Plants
20. Use of Human Poison Centers in the Veterinary Setting
21. Disaster Management NEW!
22. House/Fire By-Products NEW!
23. Antidotes for Specific Toxins
24. Reproductive Toxicology of the Female Companion Animal
25. Reproductive Toxicology of the Male Companion Animal
26. Accidental Poisoning in Non-Traditional Pets NEW!

Section 3: Specific Toxicants
27. Acetaminophen
28. Amitraz NEW!
29. Amphibian Toxins - Frogs, Salamanders, Newts
30. Anticoagulant Rodenticides
31. Anticonvulsants NEW!
32. Arsenic
33. Botulism
34. Bromethalin
35. Carbon Monoxide
36. Cholecalciferol - Vitamin D
37. "Christmas time" Plants NEW!
38. Citrus Oils
39. Copper
40. Cyanide
41. Cyanobacteria
42. DEET
43. Diethylene Glycol
44. Ethanol
45. Ethylene Glycol
46. Grapes and Raisins NEW!
47. Miscellaneous Herbicides, Fungicides, and Nematocides
48. Insects - Hymenoptera
49. Ionophores
50. Iron
51. Ivermectin - Macrolide Antiparasitic Agents
52. Lead
53. Lillies NEW!
54. Lizards
55. Macadamia nuts NEW!
56. Mercury NEW!
57. Metaldehyde
58. Methanol
59. Methylxanthines - Theobromine, Caffeine, Theophylline
60. Metronidazole NEW!
61. Mushrooms
62. Mycotoxins
63. Nicotine
64. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories
65. Organochlorine Pesticides
66. Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides
67. Oxalate-containing Plants NEW!
68. Paraquat
69. Miscellaneous Parasiticides NEW!
70. Petroleum Hydrocarbons
71. Propylene Glycol
72. Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
73. Ricin NEW!
74. Snake Bite: Pit Vipers
75. Snake Bite: Coral Snakes
76. Sodium NEW!
77. Sodium Monofluoroacetate - 1080
78. Spider - Black Widow
79. Spider - Brown Recluse
80. Strychnine
81. Toads
82. Vitamin A and other drugs affecting the skeletal system NEW!
83. Zinc Phosphide
84. Zinc

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