Constrained optimization is a challenging branch of operations research that aims to create a model which has a wide range of applications in the supply chain, telecommunications and medical fields. As the problem structure is split into two main components, the objective is to accomplish the feasible set framed by the system constraints. The aim of this book is expose optimization problems that can be expressed as graphs, by detailing, for each studied problem, the set of nodes and the set of edges. This graph modeling is an incentive for designing a platform that integrates all optimization components in order to output the best solution regarding the parameters' tuning. The authors propose in their analysis, for optimization problems, to provide their graphical modeling and mathematical formulation and expose some of their variants. As a solution approaches, an optimizer can be the most promising direction for limited-size instances. For large problem instances, approximate algorithms are the most appropriate way for generating high quality solutions. The authors thus propose, for each studied problem, a greedy algorithm as a problem-specific heuristic and a genetic algorithm as a metaheuristic.
About the Author
Saoussen Krichen, LARODEC Laboratory and Faculty of Law, Economics and Management, University of Jendouba, Tunisia.
Jouhaina Chaouachi, IHEC Carthage, Tunisia.
Table of Contents
Section 1: General Review Section
1 Horse of a different color: Peculiarities of equine pharmacology, 3Lara Maxwell
2 Basics of antimicrobial therapy for the horse, 16Cynthia Cole
3 Anesthesia and sedation in the field, 44Jennifer E. Carter
4 Clinical application of equine analgesics, 63Sheilah A. Robertson and L. Chris Sanchez
5 Pharmacology of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, 76Cynthia Cole
6 Parasiticides for use in horses, 85Tad Coles and Randy Lynn
7 Foals are not just mini horses, 99K. Gary Magdesian
8 Fluids and electrolytes for the equine clinician, 118Brett Tennent-Brown
9 Drug and medication control programs in equine athletes, 131Scot Waterman and Jennifer Durenburger
Section 2: Therapeutics: A Systems Approach
10 Clinical pharmacology of the respiratory system, 139Melissa R. Mazan and Michelle L. Ceresia
11 Clinical application of gastrointestinal therapeutics, 183L. Chris Sanchez
12 Treatment of equine nervous system disorders, 192Cynthia Cole and Bradford Bentz
13 Clinical pharmacology of the equine musculoskeletal system, 218Bradford Bentz
14 Therapy of the eye, 254Amber Labelle
15 Pharmacological treatment of equine endocrine diseases, 270Dianne McFarlane
16 Equine cardiovascular clinical pharmacology, 279Meg Sleeper
17 Clinical pharmacology of diseases of the equine urinary system, 291Nora Nogradi and Balazs Toth