Veterinary Toxicology

Veterinary Toxicology

Basic and Clinical Principles

3rd Edition - February 6, 2018

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  • Editor: Ramesh C. Gupta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114117
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128114100

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Veterinary Toxicology, Basic and Clinical Principles, Third Edition, is a unique, single reference that teaches the basic principles of veterinary toxicology to any student at the DVM, MS or PhD level. While comparable texts are primarily directed on the field of human toxicology, this text thoroughly prepares toxicologists and students on the newest approaches for diagnosing chemical and plant poisoning cases in animals. Many chapters on topics not covered in any previous books are provided, such as target organ toxicity, radiation and radioactive materials, FDA regulatory issues, and ethics in veterinary toxicology. Completely revised and updated to include the most recent developments in the field, including new toxins, methods and regions, this book is an essential resource for advanced students and researchers in toxicology, practicing veterinary toxicologists, poison control centers, marine biologists, environmentalists and animal scientists.

Key Features

  • Provides a complete, up-to-date, integrated source of information on toxins and poisons relating to animals
  • Covers all important aspects of veterinary toxicology with completely updated and revised chapters
  • Includes basic principles of a key toxicology concept, along with clinical applications and a list of major references for further reading


A valuable clinical reference for practicing veterinary toxicologists, poison control centers, marine biologists, environmentalists and animal scientists. Its coverage of basic principles also makes it an ideal reference for advanced students entering the profession of veterinary toxicology

Table of Contents

  • Section I: General
    1. Concepts in veterinary toxicology
    2. Toxicokinetics
    3. Factors affecting chemical toxicity
    4. Toxicological testing: in vivo and in vitro models
    5. Epidemiology of animal poisonings in the United States
    6. Epidemiology of animal poisonings in Europe
    7. Epidemiology of animal poisonings in Asia
    8. Chemicals of terrorism
    9. Regulatory considerations in veterinary toxicology
    10. Regulatory aspects for the drugs and chemicals used in food-producing animals in the European Union
    11. Regulatory aspects for the drugs and chemicals used in Japan
    12. Statistics in veterinary toxicology
    13. Computational modeling in veterinary toxicology (New chapter)
    14. Toxicology and the law

    Section II: Organ Toxicity
    15. Nervous system toxicity
    16. Respiratory toxicity
    17. Cardiovascular toxicity
    18. Liver toxicity
    19. Renal toxicity
    20. Reproductive toxicity and endocrine disruption
    21. Placental toxicity
    22. Dermal toxicity
    23. Blood and bone marrow toxicity
    24. Immunotoxicity

    Section III: Nanoparticles, Radiation and Carcinogens
    25. Toxicity of nanomaterials
    26. Ionizing radiation and radioactive materials in health and disease
    27. Carcinogenesis: mechanisms and models

    Section IV: Drugs of Use and Abuse
    28. Toxicity of over-the-counter drugs
    29. Toxicity of drugs of abuse

    Section V: Metals and Micronutrients
    30. Aluminum
    31. Arsenic
    32. Cadmium
    33. Chromium, iodine and phosphorus
    34. Copper
    35. Fluoride
    36. Iron
    37. Lead
    38. Manganese
    39. Mercury
    40. Molybdenum
    41. Selenium
    42. Sodium chloride (salt)
    43. Sulfur
    44. Zinc

    Section VI: Insecticides and Molluscicides
    45. Organophosphates and carbamates
    46. Organochlorines
    47. Pyrethrins and pyrethroids
    48. Neonicotinoids
    49. Amitraz
    50. Fipronil
    51. Macrocyclic lactone endectocides
    52. Rotenone
    53. Metaldehyde

    Section VII: Herbicides and Fungicides
    54. Toxicity of herbicides
    55. Toxicity of fungicides

    Section VIII: Rodenticides and Avicides
    56. Anticoagulant rodenticides
    57. Non-anticoagulant rodenticides
    58. Avitrol

    Section IX: Gases, Solvents and Other Industrial Toxicants
    59. Toxic gases
    60. Alcohols and glycols
    61. Petroleum
    62. Polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated biphenyls, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, and polychlorinated dibenzofurans
    63. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
    64. Brominated flame retardants and perfluorinated chemicals

    Section X: Environmental Toxicology
    65. Principles of ecotoxicology
    66. Avian toxicology
    67. Aquatic toxicology
    68. Toxicology and diversity of marine toxins

    Section XI: Bacterial and Cyanobacterial Toxins
    69. Botulinum neurotoxins
    70. Enterotoxins
    71. Cyanobacterial (blue-green algae) toxins

    Section XII: Poisonous and Venomous Organisms
    72. Terrestrial zootoxins
    73. Mare reproductive loss syndrome

    Section XIII: Estrogenic Toxicants
    74. Chemical-induced estrogenicity
    75. Phytoestrogens

    Section XIV: Poisonous Plants
    76. Poisonous plants of the USA
    77. Poisonous plants of Europe
    78. Poisonous plants of Australia and New Zealand
    79. Cyanogenic plants
    80. Nitrate and nitrite accumulating plants
    81. Toxicity of yew (Taxus spp.) alkaloids
    82. Oxalate-containing plants
    83. Mushroom toxins
    84. Datura species and related plants
    85. Cottonseed toxicity
    86. Fescue toxicosis

    Section XV: Mycotoxins
    87. Aflatoxins
    88. Ergot
    89. Fumonisins
    90. Ochratoxins and citrinin
    91. Slaframine
    92. Tremorgenic mycotoxins
    93. Trichothecenes
    94. Zearalenone

    Section XVI: Feed and Water Contaminants
    95. Melamine and cyanuric acid
    96. Ionophores
    97. Nonprotein nitrogen (urea) and hyperammonemia
    98. Water quality and contaminants

    Section XVII: Diagnostic Toxicology
    99. Basic concepts of analytical toxicology
    100. Sample submission for toxicological analysis
    101. Toxicoproteomics in diagnostic toxicology
    102. Microscopic analysis of toxic substances in feeds and ingesta

    Section XVIII: Prevention and Treatment
    103. Prevention and treatment of poisoning

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: February 6, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114117
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128114100

About the Editor

Ramesh C. Gupta

Ramesh C. Gupta
Dr. Ramesh C. Gupta, Professor & Head of Toxicology Department at Murray State university, is engaged in research on pesticide toxicity, neurodegenerative diseases, and nutraceuticals efficacy and safety. He has delivered lectures in UK, Australia, Italy, Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, China, South Korea, Sweden, and Turkey. He served the panels of NIH, CDC, NIOSH, and NAS. He has >450 publications to his credit, including seven major books with Elsevier: (1) Toxicology of Organophosphate and Carbamate Compounds, (2) Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles, (3) Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, (4) Anticholinesterase Pesticides: Metabolism, Neurotoxicity, and Epidemiology, (5) Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, (6) Biomarkers in Toxicology and (7) Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity. He is recipient of Murray State University's distinguished researcher award of the year-2006, and Outstanding research award of the year 2014. In 2019, he received a medal from The Royal Academy of Spanish Veterinary Sciences for his distinguished services to veterinary medicine. He is a diplomate of American Board of Toxicology, and fellow of American College of Toxicology, American College of Nutrition, and Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Dr. Gupta is a member of many professional societies, including SOT, Eurotox, ASPET, American College of Toxicology, and ISSX.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Toxicology Department, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, United States of America Head, Toxicology Department, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, United States of America

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