Small Animal Therapeutics

Small Animal Therapeutics

1st Edition - March 1, 1989

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  • Author: R. J. Martin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193588

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Small Animal Therapeutics presents the principles of pharmacokinetics as it relates to small animal treatment. It discusses the parameters used to gauge the duration of action of individual drugs. It addresses the factors affecting therapeutic response. Some of the topics covered in the book are the properties of antibacterial drugs; factors which affects the selection of an antibacterial agent; treatment of specific bacterial infections; glucocorticoid secretion; complication of chronic glucocorticoids administration; animal vaccination; inactivated vaccines; and deleterious effects of vaccination. The physical basis of pain is covered. The mechanisms of analgesics are discussed. The text describes the different type of tranquillizers, sedatives, and anesthetics. A study of the effects of local and general anaesthetics is presented. A chapter is devoted to the phases of epilepsy and treatment. Another section focuses on the identification of epileptic attacks and treatment of rare internal parasitic infestations. The book can provide useful information to veterinarians, doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 General Principles of Drug Distribution and Dosage

    Drug Translocation

    Factors Affecting Therapeutic Response

    Factors Affecting Dose Frequency

    Calculation of Dose

    2 Antibiotics

    The Properties of Antibacterial Drugs

    Factors Which Influence the Selection of an Antibacterial Agent

    Treatment of Some Specific Bacterial Infections

    3 Glucocorticoids

    Glucocorticoid Secretion

    The Mineralocorticoid Actions

    The Glucocorticoid Actions

    The Anti-Inflammatory Actions

    Synthetic Glucocorticoids

    Uses of Glucocorticoids

    Complications of Chronic Glucocorticoid Administration

    Immunosuppressants Other than Glucocorticoids

    4 Vaccination

    The Immune Response

    Inactivated Vaccines

    Live Vaccines

    Maternal Antibody

    Deleterious Effects of Vaccination

    The Vaccines

    The Vaccination Regime

    5 Analgesia

    Pain Physiology

    Mechanisms of Analgesics

    Analgesic Agents

    General Use of Analgesic Agents

    Paracetamol Poisoning

    6 Tranquillizers, Sedatives, and General and Local Anesthetics

    Tranquillizers and Sedatives

    General Anesthetics

    Local Anesthetics

    7 Epilepsy

    Stages of Epilepsy

    Classification of Epileptic Attacks

    Aims of Therapy

    Antiepileptic Drugs


    8 Endoparasite Therapeutics

    Therapeutic Agents

    Common Endoparasite Infections

    Treatment of Rare Endoparasite Infestations

    9 Ectoparasite Therapeutics

    Selective Toxidity


    Therapeutic Agents

    Specific Conditions

    10 Fluid Therapy

    Substances Available for Fluid Replacement

    Selection of Fluid

    Estimation of Fluid Requirements

    Correction of Fluid Imbalance

    11 The Gastrointestinal Tract


    Drugs Which Affect Intestinal Movements


    Antidiarrhoeal Drugs


    Hepatic/Bile Disorders

    Pancreatic Insufficiency

    Malabsorption Syndrome

    Acute Pancreatitis

    Canine Parvovirus Infection

    Feline Infectious Enteritis (Panleucopenia)

    Key-Gaskell Syndrome (Feline Dysautonomia)


    12 The Cardiovascular System


    Agents Used Primarily to Treat Congestive Heart Failure

    The Treatment of Progressive Left-Sided Heart Failure

    Drugs for Cardiac Arrhythmias

    Cardiac Arrhythmias

    13 The Respiratory Tract



    Cough Suppressants (Antitussives)

    Bronchial Dilatation

    Respiratory Stimulants

    Some Respiratory Conditions

    14 The Reproductive System

    Oestrous Cycle in The Dog

    Oestrous Cycle in The Cat

    Therapeutic Control of the Oestrous Cycle


    Induction of Oestrus

    Infertility in the Dog

    Infertility in the Bitch

    Reproductive Disorders of The Female

    Reproductive Disorders of The Male

    15 The Urinary Tract

    Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary Retention

    Prostatitis (Bacterial)

    Cystitis/Urinary Tract Infections

    Canine Urolithiasis

    Kidney Failure

    Feline Urolithiasis Syndrome

    16 The Endocrine System

    The Pituitary Gland

    The Thyroid Gland

    The Parathyroid Gland

    The Pancreas

    17 The Eye

    Aqueous Humour Production and Accommodation

    The Actions of Some Drugs Used for Therapeutics of the Eye

    Therapeutic Aspects of Some Conditions of the Eye

    18 Cancer Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy is One Approach

    The Cell Cycle

    Combination of Agents

    Chemotherapeutic Agents


    Antitumour Antibiotics

    Plant Alkaloids


    Some Specific Conditions

    19 Vitamins and Minerals

    Vitamin A

    Β Vitamins

    Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin Ε

    Vitamin Κ

    Essential Fatty Adds



    20 Poisons

    General Treatments





    Miscellaneous Organic Compounds

    Detergents and Disinfectants

    Paraffin Oils

    Bee Stings

    Wasp Stings

    Toad Venom

    Miscellaneous Inorganic Compounds


    Benzoic Add

    Ethylene Glycol

    21 The Law And Medicines

    Medicines Act (1968)

    Misuse of Drugs Act (1971)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1989
  • Published: March 1, 1989
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193588

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