Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Veterinary Technician - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323011136, 9780323075701

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Veterinary Technician

3rd Edition

Authors: Robert Bill
eBook ISBN: 9780323075701
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 13th June 2006
Page Count: 448

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In order to facilitate a better understanding of the "how's" and "why's" behind current drug therapies administered in the veterinary field, this text takes a comprehensive look at therapeutic agents in use today. Following a unique body systems organization method, this text clearly identifies and rationalizes the effects of veterinary medication treatments that will allow better anticipation of a patient's response to various remedies. A variety of review methods including self-tests, summary tables, and critical thinking questions aid the reader's understanding of material presented and allow for practical application in the veterinary world.

Key Features

  • Covers fundamental principles of pharmacology in a manner appropriate for both veterinary technicians and students.
  • Provides strong introductory content on safety, terminology, pharmaceutical procedures, drug handling, dosage calculations, and pharmacokinetics.
  • Systematically organized, using chapter outlines for ease of pinpointing desired material, key terms, and learning objectives to better focus readers' learning.
  • Summarizes ideas presented using review questions to better facilitate comprehension, and integrated Pharm Facts boxes highlighting important points within the text.
  • Contains the latest OSHA requirements of safe drug and chemical handling in professional environments.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutic Applications
    2. Pharmacy Procedures, Drug Handling, and Dosage Calculations
    3. Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics: The Principles of How Drugs Work
    4. Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract
    5. Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular System
    6. Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
    7. Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
    8. Drugs Affecting the Nervous System – Analgesics, anesthetics, and stimulants
    9. Drugs Affecting the Nervous System – Anticonvulsants and Behavior Modifying Drugs
    10. Anti-microbial Drugs
    11. Disinfectants and Antiseptics
    12. Anti-parasitic Drugs
    13. Anti-inflammatory Drugs


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About the Author

Robert Bill

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology, Assistant to the Director of Veterinary Technology, Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN