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.
- Comprehensive coverage of toxins/poisons includes the full range of substances from acetaminophen to zinc, including home products, prescription medicines, recreational drugs, and more.
- Guidelines to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment include examinations of the source, toxic dose, toxicokinetics, clinical signs, minimum database, confirming tests, treatment progress and differential diagnosis for each specific toxicant.
- Coverage of common poisonous substances includes grapes and raisins, nicotine, mercury, mushrooms, Christmas-time plants, and snake and spider venoms.
- Toxicological Concepts section provides information on toxicologic principles such as history taking, providing supportive care, and managing emergency treatment.
- General Exposures section addresses nontraditional toxicology such as indoor environmental air, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and toxicities in pregnant and lactating animals.
- Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups section covers commonly encountered specific toxicants, the proper use of diagnostic laboratories, use of human poison control centers, and antidotes for specific toxins.
- More than 50 international contributors provide up-to-date, authoritative advice on treating poisonings and intoxications.
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
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)
32. Anticoagulant Rodenticides
37. Carbon Monoxide
39. "Christmas time" Plants
40. Citrus Oils
45. Diethylene Glycol
47. Ethylene Glycol
48. Grapes and Raisins
49. Insects – Hymenoptera
52. Ivermectin: Macrolide Antiparasitic Agents
55. Poisonous Lizards
56. Macadamia Nuts
65. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatories
66. Organochlorine Pesticides
67. Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides
68. Oxalate-Containing Plants
70. Atypical Topical Spot-On Products
71. Petroleum Hydrocarbons
72. Propylene Glycol
73. Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
75. Snake Bite – North American Pit Vipers
76. Snake Bite – Coral Snakes
78. Sodium Monofluoroacetate
79. Spider Envenomation – Black Widow
80. Spider Envenomation – Brown Recluse
83. Xylitol NEW!
85. Zinc Phosphide
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- © Saunders 2012
- 20th November 2012
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Dr. Patricia Talcott is the Director of Admissions for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine (since 2007). Her current position involves teaching in the veterinary curriculum and providing diagnostic toxicology service to Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and the University of Idaho's Analytical Sciences Laboratory. The veterinary toxicology service currently receives over 1300 cases per year, totaling more than 4100 tests. These cases come from all over the Northwest and include submissions involving all animal species.
Dr. Michael Peterson did his undergraduate work at St. Martin's College (in Washington State), his DVM at Washington State University (1983), and his master’s degree in Toxicology at the University of Arizona (1994). He is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of venomous bites and stings occurring in domestic animals. Has many years of experience practicing veterinary emergency and critical care. He has been a breeder and exhibitor of purebred dogs since 1968. A significant portion of his daily practice of veterinary medicine is related to small animal reproduction. He has written many book chapters and research papers and lectures extensively.
Reid Veterinary Hospital, Albany, Oregon.
"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
"Written for students and vets in practice, this toxicology guide provides all you need to know to deal with a case of poisoning...Whether based on clinical or toxic signs, the practitioner will get the bext advice. Even if we all wish to never need such a book, no doubt it will be extremely useful one day."
Tomorrow's Vets, April 2014
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