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Small Animal Toxicology

Diagnose and determine treatment for toxic exposures in small animals with this quick reference! Small Animal Toxicology, 3rd Edition covers hundreds of potentially toxic substances, providing the information you need to manage emergency treatment and prevent poisonings in companion animals. To help you identify an unknown poison, this guide provides a list of potential toxins based on clinical signs or symptoms. It also includes a NEW color insert with 85 full-color photographs of toxic plants and of lesions associated with various poisonings. Written by respected veterinarian Michael E. Peterson and board-certified veterinary toxicologist Patricia A. Talcott, along with a team of expert contributors, this edition covers a wide variety of topics including toxicodynamics, toxicokinetics, effective history taking, recognizing clinical signs of toxic exposures, managing emergencies, and supportive care of the poisoned patient.

Paperback, 928 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0717-1


  • "In preface, the authors indicate their remit was to produce a valuable aid to the clinican in practice and also to provide a textbook for veterinary students. Thus the earlier sections are obivously directed at setting the scene and outlining the fundamentals of toxicology...For the most part, UK and European users will find the book extremely valuable...The latest edition revision will certainly be on my shelf and no doubt, end up looking as battered and loved as the earlier editions."

    Veterinary Record, May 2013


  • Section 1: Toxicological Concepts

    1. General Toxicological Concepts

    2. Toxicokinetics and Toxicodynamics

    3. Toxicologic Information Resources

    4. Effective Use of Veterinary Poison Center NEW!

    5. Effective Use of Human Poison Center

    6. Taking a Toxicologic History

    7. Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Treatment

    8. Selecting a Minimum Database

    9. Initial Management of the Poisoned Patient

    10. Decontamination

    11. General Supportive Care

    12. Effective Use of the Diagnostic Lab

    Section 2: General Exposures

    13. Litigation and Toxicology NEW!

    14. Indoor Environmental Quality and Health

    15. Responding to Mass Exposures NEW!

    16. Reproductive Toxicology of the Male and Female

    17. Considerations in the Poisoned Pregnant and Lactating Patient

    18. Considerations in the Pediatric Poisoned Patient NEW!

    19. Considerations in the Geriatric Poisoned Patient NEW!

    20. Poisoning in the Captive Reptile

    21. Poisoning in the Small Mammal (pocket pets) NEW!

    22. Poisoning in the Avian Patient NEW!

    Section 3: Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups

    23. Adverse Drug Reactions

    24. Miscellaneous Indoor Toxicants

    25. "Recreational" Drugs

    26. Herbal and Natural Products (homeopathic)

    27. Household and Garden Plants

    28. Miscellaneous Herbicides, Fungicides, and Nematocides

    29. Smoke Inhalation (house fires)

    30. Acetaminophen

    31. Amitraz

    32. Anticoagulant Rodenticides

    33. Anticonvulsants

    34. Arsenic

    35. Botulism

    36. Bromethalin

    37. Carbon Monoxide

    38. Cholecalciferol

    39. "Christmas time" Plants

    40. Citrus Oils

    41. Copper

    42. Cyanide

    43. Cyanobacteria

    44. DEET

    45. Diethylene Glycol

    46. Ethanol

    47. Ethylene Glycol

    48. Grapes and Raisins

    49. Insects - Hymenoptera

    50. Ionophores

    51. Iron

    52. Ivermectin: Macrolide Antiparasitic Agents

    53. Lead

    54. Lilies

    55. Poisonous Lizards

    56. Macadamia Nuts

    57. Mercury

    58. Metaldehyde

    59. Methanol

    60. Methylxanthines

    61. Metronidazole

    62. Mushrooms

    63. Mycotoxins

    64. Nicotine

    65. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatories

    66. Organochlorine Pesticides

    67. Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides

    68. Oxalate-Containing Plants

    69. Paraquat

    70. Atypical Topical Spot-On Products

    71. Petroleum Hydrocarbons

    72. Propylene Glycol

    73. Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids

    74. Ricin

    75. Snake Bite - North American Pit Vipers

    76. Snake Bite - Coral Snakes

    77. Sodium

    78. Sodium Monofluoroacetate

    79. Spider Envenomation - Black Widow

    80. Spider Envenomation - Brown Recluse

    81. Strychnine

    82. Toads

    83. Xylitol NEW!

    84. Zinc

    85. Zinc Phosphide


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