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Equine Pharmacology

Takes an innovative body systems approach to the subject of equine pharmacology
Offers quick reference to information about drug options for many diseases relevant to horses
Combines practical, clinically oriented advice with scientific rigor
Acts as an aid to selecting and implementing therapeutic options
Allows searching by affected system or by specific diseases
Brings together veterinary pharmacologists and equine clinicians to offer a wide perspective to the topic

By: Cynthia Cole (Editor), Bradford Bentz (Editor), Lara Maxwell (Editor)

328 pages, colour illustrations


Hardback | Mar 2012 | #220157 | ISBN-13: 9780813822624
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About this book

Equine Pharmacology combines highly practical therapeutic guidance with reliable scientific background information to provide a clinically relevant resource. Taking a body systems approach to the subject, the book offers the equine clinician fast access to drug options for a given disease, with additional information available for reference as needed. Logically organized to lead the reader through the clinical decision-making process, Equine Pharmacology is a user-friendly reference for pharmacological information on the horse.

Equine Pharmacology begins with a general review section presenting the principles of antimicrobials, anesthesia, analgesics, anti–parasitics, foals, fluid therapy, and drug and medication control programs. The remainder of the book is devoted to a body systems approach to therapeutics, allowing the reader to search by affected system or specific disease to find detailed advice on drug therapy. Equine Pharmacology is an invaluable addition to the practice library for any clinician treating equine patients.


Contributors, vi
Preface, viii

Section 1: General Review Section
1 Horse of a different color: Peculiarities of equine pharmacology, 3
Lara Maxwell

2 Basics of antimicrobial therapy for the horse, 16
Cynthia Cole

3 Anesthesia and sedation in the field, 44
Jennifer E. Carter

4 Clinical application of equine analgesics, 63
Sheilah A. Robertson and L. Chris Sanchez

5 Pharmacology of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, 76
Cynthia Cole

6 Parasiticides for use in horses, 85
Tad Coles and Randy Lynn

7 Foals are not just mini horses, 99
K. Gary Magdesian

8 Fluids and electrolytes for the equine clinician, 118
Brett Tennent-Brown

9 Drug and medication control programs in equine athletes, 131
Scot Waterman and Jennifer Durenburger

Section 2: Therapeutics: A Systems Approach
10 Clinical pharmacology of the respiratory system, 139
Melissa R. Mazan and Michelle L. Ceresia

11 Clinical application of gastrointestinal therapeutics, 183
L. Chris Sanchez

12 Treatment of equine nervous system disorders, 192
Cynthia Cole and Bradford Bentz

13 Clinical pharmacology of the equine musculoskeletal system, 218
Bradford Bentz

14 Therapy of the eye, 254
Amber Labelle

15 Pharmacological treatment of equine endocrine diseases, 270
Dianne McFarlane

16 Equine cardiovascular clinical pharmacology, 279
Meg Sleeper

17 Clinical pharmacology of diseases of the equine urinary system, 291
Nora Nogradi and Balazs Toth

Index, 308

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