Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics


  • Dawn Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, and Veterinary Teaching Hospital; Director, Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

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.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3427-6

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