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Principles of Veterinary Therapeutics

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Edited By: R Einstein, R S Jones, A Kinfton and G A Starmer

Iowa State University Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #122228 | ISBN: 0582029635
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This comprehensive text introduces concepts in pharmacology and explaining their application in veterinary practice, and provides students with a logical basis for the use of drugs in veterinary therapeutics. The book explains the fundamental principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics (movement of drugs around the body), and pharmacodynamics (how drugs work and the effects they produce); considers the legal implications surrounding the use of drugs by veterinarans and the requirements for prescription writing. In addition, this study looks at the various systems of the body and describes the effects of drugs on their function. It also provides details of the pharmacology and therapeutics of hormones and drugs used for antiviral, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antifungal, anthelmintics and antineoplastic chemotherapy.


The automatic nervous system; hormones and autacoids; vitamins and minerals; drugs used in premedication and restraint; general anaesthetics; skeletal muscle relaxants; pain and inflammation; the Hawmatopoietic system; the cardiovascular system; fluid therapy; the urinary system; the respiratory system; the gastrointestinal system; the reproductive system; drugs acting locally on eye, ear and skin; general principles of chemotherapy; antibacteriols; selection of bacteriols; antiprotozoal drugs; antifungal and antiviral drugs; anthelminetics; ecoparasiticides; chemotherapy and immunotherapy; antiseptics and disinfectants; drug interactions. Appendices: drugs and the law; prescription writing.

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