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Primarily intended for veterinary medical students, Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 8th edition provides a comprehensive resource for students learning basic and applied principles of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics.
Including expanded coverage of pharmacology and considerable revision of existing materials, the eighth edition is THE DESKTOP REFERENCE for veterinary practitioners to review details about drugs, drug mechanisms, and their clinical applications. Because of the ever-growing breadth and complexity of drug usage in animals, this text has considerable new information on basic pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, as well as their clinical applications.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

From the first edition authored nearly 50 years ago and through the seventh edition in 1995, this text continues to be a comprehensive resource for veterinary professionals and students seeking the basic and applied principles of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics.

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Editorial Reviews

Ted Whittem
This new edition conforms to a traditional layout by organ systems. The contents encompass a thorough overview of the discipline of veterinary pharmacology. This seventh edition is a needed replacement for the aging 1988 sixth edition. The authors have attempted to provide a substantially new text and reference suitable for professional veterinary students, residents, graduate students, and practitioners. It has proven difficult to satisfy ideally the disparate requirements of these worthy aims. The editor's intention to provide a desk top reference has been achieved with excellence; the book is an excellent resource for graduate student and resident training and for review and revision by students and practitioners. Professional veterinary students may be overwhelmed by the quantity of material presented in each chapter. As a textbook, therefore, this tome will be most useful with the support and detailed direction of skilled teachers. The detail presented in this work is primarily a reflection of the interest, exemplary qualifications, and enthusiasm for the discipline of the authors, all of whom are respected in their areas of expertise. The text content is generally well edited, allowing readability to vary little between authors and thereby ensuring continuity of style throughout. In contrast, there is no uniformity between figures and illustrations, these apparently being the individual author's unedited originals. These illustrations are less than ideal in number and quality for a student textbook, detracting from the teaching usefulness of an otherwise excellent book. This seventh edition returns this title to the pinnacle of veterinary pharmacology reference books. Itought to be a standard reference for all library shelves; it ought to be seriously considered as a necessary purchase by all graduate students in veterinary medicine and related fields.
This is the new edition of a textbook for veterinary students that aims to be a comprehensive resource for basic and applied principles of pharmacology. Fifty-eight chapters are organized into sections discussing principles of pharmacology, drugs acting on the autonomic and somatic nervous systems, drugs acting on the central nervous system, autacoids and anti-inflammatory drugs, drugs acting on the cardiovascular system, drugs affecting renal function and fluid- electrolyte balance, drugs acting on blood and blood elements, endocrine pharmacology, nutritional pharmacology, chemotherapy of microbial diseases, chemotherapy of parasitic diseases, specialty areas of pharmacology, and regulatory considerations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Reviewer: Kent Davis, DVM, B.S.(University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital)
Description: This is the 8th edition of a pharmacology and therapeutics book that has been a gold standard in veterinary medicine for many years. The previous edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive resource for students to learn basic and applied principles of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. These are very worthy objectives, which the authors have met once again. This text has been updated since 1954 and has stood the test of time.
Audience: This book is written for professional veterinary students, but it is also useful for graduate students and graduate veterinarians. The authors are credible and authoritative in their fields.
Features: Principles, drugs, and nutritional pharmacology are thoroughly covered. Specialty areas of pharmacology are especially useful. The oncology section is up to date and understandable.
Assessment: With this edition, the editor has ensured the book will continue to keep its status as the gold standard. This is a must for any student or graduate veterinarian's library.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813817415
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1181
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 10.36 (h) x 2.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Veterinary Pharmacology: An Introduction to the Discipline 3
2 Pharmacodynamics: Mechanisms of Drug Action 9
3 Pharmacokinetics: Disposition and Fate of Drugs in the Body 18
4 Clinical Pharmacology: Principles of Therapeutics 53
5 Introduction to Neurohumoral Transmission and the Autonomic Nervous System 65
6 Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists 87
7 Cholinergic Pharmacology: Autonomic Drugs 114
8 Neuromuscular Blocking Agents 134
9 Introduction to Drugs Acting in the Central Nervous System and Principles of Anesthesiology 149
10 Therapeutic Gases: Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Water Vapor 168
11 Inhalation Anesthetics 179
12 Injectable Anesthetics 209
13 Opioid Agonists and Antagonists 274
14 Tranquilizers, [alpha][subscript 2]-Adrenergic Agonists, and Related Agents 311
15 Local Anesthetics 358
16 Anticonvulsant Drugs and Analeptic Agents 372
17 Euthanizing Agents 395
18 Histamine, Serotonin, and Their Antagonists 401
19 Peptides: Angiotensin and Kinins 412
20 Prostaglandins, Related Factors, and Cytokines 419
21 The Analgesic-Antipyretic-Antiinflammatory Drugs 432
22 Digitalis and Vasodilator Drugs 451
23 Antiarrhythmic Agents 482
24 Principles of Acid-Base Balance: Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy 501
25 Diuretics 525
26 Antianemic Agents 531
27 Hemostatic and Anticoagulant Drugs 544
28 Blood and Blood Components 560
29 Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones 567
30 Hormones Affecting Reproduction 584
31 Thyroid Hormones and Antithyroid Drugs 599
32 Glucocorticoids, Mineralocorticoids, and Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors 622
33 Drugs Influencing Glucose Metabolism 644
34 Fat-Soluble Vitamins 655
35 Water-Soluble Vitamins 673
36 Calcium, Phosphorus, and Other Macroelements 692
37 Trace Elements and Miscellaneous Nutrients 712
38 Antiseptics and Disinfectants 741
39 Sulfonamides 753
40 Penicillins and Related [beta]-Lactam Antibiotics 774
41 Tetracycline Antibiotics 784
42 Aminoglycoside Antibiotics 797
43 Chloramphenicol, Macrolides, Lincosamides, Fluoroquinolones, and Miscellaneous Antibiotics 820
44 Antifungal and Antiviral Drugs 855
45 Antinematodal Drugs 885
46 Anticestodal and Antitrematodal Drugs 933
47 Antiprotozoan Drugs 955
48 Ectoparasiticides 984
49 Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Function 1005
50 Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases 1028
51 Dermatopharmacology: Drugs Acting Locally on the Skin 1050
52 Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System 1091
53 Ophthalmic Pharmacology 1105
54 Legal Control of Veterinary Drugs 1131
55 Drug Prescription Orders 1138
56 Chemical Residues in Tissues of Food Animals 1148
Index 1159
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