Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2nd Edition
by Dawn Merton Boothe
Confidently utilize the rapidly growing selection of pharmaceuticals used to treat small animals. Small Animal
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.
Pharmacogenetics 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.
Among the goals of this second edition is the provision of information that will facilitate this judicious use. Pharmacology is directed physiology; as such, it is a dose away from toxicology (the dose does make the poison). With every therapeutic intervention we implement in our patient, our intent is to supersede signals that the patient’s body has put in place to maintain normal physiology or correct pathophysiology. Each dose increases the risk of adversity as a result of therapeutic failure, medication error, or an adverse drug reaction.
Download: Rule Outs in Small Animal Medicine
It is only with an accurate assessment of what we know, and a deep respect of and acknowledgement for what we don’t know, that we should approach the use of drugs in our patients. Yet, today’s veterinary curriculum often do not provide the education needed to promote judicious drug use, inadvertently promoting a more cavalier approach based on formulary-derived recipes rather than literature-based science. Today’s pharmaceutical market provides fewer approved drugs, leading to increased use of drugs and preparations (e.g., compounded products) that are not approved for use—and thus not scientifically studied—in the target species.
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- Book Name: Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2nd Edition
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