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Veterinary Pharmacology

A Practical Guide for the Veterinary Nurse

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Designed and written specifically for veterinary nurses, it focuses on the practical application of knowledge and encourages a problem-solving approach by introducing a discussion of the potential uses of drugs and exploring a variety of therapies. The text builds upon a general background of anatomy and physiology, chemical sciences and microbiology enabling the reader to understand and engage with the topic more fully. Photographs and detailed line drawings illustrate the more complex areas of pharmacology and aid comprehension of the general action mechanisms of the various drugs discussed. Complicated concepts are presented in a user-friendly way to maximise understanding.

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: April 2007

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8862-8


  • Preface

    Section 1: Introduction to pharmacology

    Ch 1: The role of the veterinary nurse in drug therapy

    Ch 2: Pharmacy law

    Ch 3: Pharmacy practice

    Ch 4: General pharmacology

    Section 2: The sciences

    Ch 5: Biology

    Ch 6: Chemical sciences

    Ch 7: Microbiology

    Section 3: Applied pharmacology

    Ch 8: The treatment of infections

    Ch 9: Immunological products

    Ch 10: Pharmaceutical preparations used for their actions on the respiratory system

    Ch 11: Pharmaceutical preparations for the cardiovascular system

    Ch 12: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the gastrointestinal tract

    Ch 13: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the genito-urinary system

    Ch 14: Pharmaceutical preparations for the CNS and neuromuscular drugs

    Ch 15: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the treatment of endocrine disorders

    Ch 16: Pharmaceutical preparations used in the eye, ear, nose, throat and mouth

    Ch 17: Pharmaceutical preparations used in dermatology

    Ch 18: Pharmaceutical preparations used for malignant disease and immunosuppression

    Ch 19: Pharmaceutical preparations used to treat poisoning cases

    Ch 20: Pharmaceutical preparations used for nutrition and fluid balance

    Ch 21: Premedicants and local and general anaesthetics

    Ch 22: Analgesics


    Appendix: Multiple Choice Questions for Animal Nursing Assistants



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