Confidently utilize the rapidly growing selection of pharmaceuticals used to treat small animals. Small Animal Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2nd Edition helps you understand both the therapeutic uses of common pharmaceuticals and the pharmacology behind them, giving you all of the information you need to design and modify dosing regimens, identify factors that cause drugs to fail, and anticipate adverse drug reactions.
- Comprehensive approach emphasizes the use of drugs for prevention as well as treatment.
- Clear, consistent organization makes it easy to find the information you need when you need it.
- Dosage tables help you find essential pharmaceutical information at a glance.
New to this edition
- Pharmacogentics chapter helps you understand how to use this emerging science to find the right dose for each patient, optimizing efficiency and minimizing toxicity.
- Routes of administration and sample pharmaceutical calculations provide fast, efficient access to comprehensive drug administration all in one inclusive resource.
- Multiple chapters on Antimicrobial Drugs and Antimicrobial Therapy highlight the impact of antimicrobial resistance on current practice.
Table of contents
Part One: Introduction to Drug Use in Dogs and Cats
- Chapter 1: Principles of Drug Therapy
- Chapter 2: Factors Affecting Drug Disposition
- Chapter 3: Pharmacogenetics
- Chapter 4: Drug-Induced Diseases
- Chapter 5: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Part Two: Drugs Targeting Infections or Infestations
- Chapter 6: Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
- Chapter 7: Antimicrobial Drugs
- Chapter 8: Treatment of Bacterial Infections
- Chapter 9: Treatment of Fungal Infections
- Chapter 10: Antiviral Therapy
- Chapter 11: Disinfectants, Antiseptics, and Related Biocides
- Chapter 12: Drugs for the Treatment of Protozoal Infections
- Chapter 13: Drugs for the Treatment of Helminth Infections - Anthelmintics
Part Three: Drugs Targeting Body Systems
- Chapter 14: Therapy of Cardiovascular Diseases
- Chapter 15: Drugs Acting on Blood or Blood-Forming Organs
- Chapter 16: Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Therapy
- Chapter 17: Drugs Affecting Urine Formation
- Chapter 18: Treatment of Urinary Disorders
- Chapter 19: Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
- Chapter 20: Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
- Chapter 21: Drug Therapy for Endocrinopathies
- Chapter 22: Dermatologic Therapy
- Chapter 23: Rational Use of Reproductive Hormones
Part Four: Drugs Acting on the Nervous System
- Chapter 24: Anesthetic Agents
- Chapter 25: Muscle Relaxants
- Chapter 26: Drugs that Modify Animal Behavior
- Chapter 27: Anticonvulsants and Other Neurologic Therapies
- Chapter 28: Pain Control: Locally- and Centrally-Acting Analgesics
Part Five: Drugs Targeting Inflammation or Immunomodulation
- Chapter 29: Anti-inflammatory Drugs
- Chapter 30: Glucocorticoid and Mineralocorticoids
- Chapter 31: Immunomodulators: Introduction and Miscellaneous Agents
- Chapter 32: Biologic Response Modifiers: Interferons, Interleukins, Recombinant Products, and Liposomal Products
- Chapter 33: Chemotherapy