Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology

2nd Edition

Editors: Jill Maddison Stephen Page David Church
Print ISBN: 9780702028588
eBook ISBN: 9780702037252
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 13th February 2008
Page Count: 584


Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology is a practical, clinically-oriented pharmacology text designed to provide the veterinary student and practitioner with all the relevant information needed when designing drug treatment regimens for pets in small animal veterinary practice. Comprehensively updated and revised, the second edition of this core text covers essential new information on drugs used in the management of a range of presenting conditions including heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias. For the second edition new authors, superb new illustrations and a second colour have all been introduced. With its unique approach combining a thorough understanding of the pharmacological action of drugs with a basic understanding of the relevant physiology and pathophysiology of systems and tissues affected, Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology continues to be an indispensable book for all veterinary students and practitioners.

Key Features

  • Organised by drug class in a uniform and detailed structure which means it is easy to locate key information on dose rates, routes of administration, drug interactions and special considerations at a glance

  • Key chapters based around treatment of disorders of particular body systems, eg cardiovascular and thyroid disorders

  • Essential introductory chapters covering pharmacokinetics, general pharmacological principles and adverse reactions for a thorough basic grounding in the subject

  • All authors are experienced clinicians and recognised experts in their field who bring a down to earth and practical approach to the text

Table of Contents

  1. Pharmacological principles of clinical practice

    2. Clinical pharmacokinetics

    3. Adverse drug reactions

    4. Autonomic pharmacology

    5. Anaesthetic agents

    6. Sedatives

    7. Behaviour modification drugs

    8. Antimicrobials

    9. Antifungal

    10. Antiparasitics

    11. Corticosteroids and antihistamines

    12. Immunomodulatory therapy

    13. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

    14. Narcotic analgesics

    15. Cancer chemotherapy

    16. Anticonvulsants

    17. Cardiovascular therapy

    18. Respiratory drugs

    19. Gastrointestinal drugs

    20. Drugs used in the management of thyroid disease

    21. Drugs used in the management of pancreatic disease

    22. Drugs used in the management of adrenal disease

    23. Drugs and reproduction

    24. Topical dermatological therapy


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About the Editor

Jill Maddison

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Professional Development, CPD Unit, Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, Hertfordshire, UK

Stephen Page

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Advanced Veterinary Therapeutics - consultants in animal health - Berry, New South Wales, Australia

David Church

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair of Small Animal Studies, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead, North Mymms, Hertfordshire, UK


"This is a very useful book not only for practitioners but also for undergraduates and academics. It contains up to date information for the most commonly used drugs used in dogs and cats, with very good references that give the reader the opportunity to access to the last published material. It will be good to add Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology to our bookshelf."
The Veterinary Journal, 182 (2009)