568 pages, illustrations
Handbook of Veterinary Pharmacology is a clear and concise guide to pharmacology concepts and commonly used veterinary drugs. Providing a succinct overview of veterinary pharmacology, this book presents information in a user-friendly outline format to allow quick access to practical drug information. With chapters covering the basic principles, specific drugs, interactions, and legal considerations, "Handbook of Veterinary Pharmacology" offers up-to-date information on basic and clinical veterinary pharmacology.
As an aid to student comprehension, simple line drawings depict the mechanisms of action and study questions with explanations are included at the end of each chapter. Appendices on withdrawal times for drugs in production animals and drug dosages in domestic species are a valuable tool, allowing quick decisions on drug therapy. "Handbook of Veterinary Pharmacology" is an indispensable text for veterinary students and practitioners.
The explosive growth of pharmacologic information in recent decades has resulted in vast amounts of complex information that is often difficult for busy clinicians to assimilate and prioritize. The 'Handbook of Veterinary Pharmacology' offers a solution to this quandary by providing a concise reference for veterinary students and practitioners. I would recommend it for veterinary students as an excellent source of review material and for practitioners as a good starting point for questions regarding specific treatments.
- Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, March 2009
"Any vet school or practicing vet needs 'Handbook of Veterinary Pharmacology': it's a guide to pharmacology concepts and commonly used veterinary drugs and provides an easy outline format to allow for quick access to drug information. Easy line drawings showing the mechanisms of action and study questions are included at the end of each chapter, with details on drug dosages, drug therapy for different domestic species, and clear diagrams. Perfect for students and practicing vets seeking a quick reference."
- Midwest Book Review, January 2009
"This handbook for veterinary pharmacology has been designed as a quick reference in the field for practical drug information, including data on drug interactions and legal considerations. Hsu (Iowa State U. College of Veterinary Medicine) has arranged this reference to emphasize the most commonly used drugs to treat animals, and includes plenty of diagrams and illustrations to explain the chemical mechanisms behind each medication. Study questions have been provided at the end of each chapter, which will enable this book to be used in the classroom as well."
- SciTech Book News, December 2008
Chapter 1: Principles of Drug Absorption, Disposition, and Action (Richard J. Martin and Walter H. Hsu)
Chapter 2: Drugs Affecting Peripheral Nervous System (Walter H. Hsu)
Chapter 3: Autacoids and Their Pharmacological Modulators (Anumantha G. Kanthasamy and Walter H. Hsu)
Chapter 4: Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System (Walter H. Hsu and Dean H. Riedesel)
Chapter 5: Behavior Modifying Drugs (Arthi Kanthasamy)
Chapter 6: Anesthetics (Dean H. Riedesel)
Chapter 7: Nonsteroid Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) (Walter H. Hsu and Arthi Kanthasamy)
Chapter 8: Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System (Wendy A. Ware)
Chapter 9: Diuretics (Franklin A. Ahrens)
Chapter 10: Respiratory Pharmacology (Dean H. Riedesel)
Chapter 11: Drugs Acting on the Digestive System (Albert E. Jergens and Franklin A. Ahrens)
Chapter 12: Endocrine Pharmacology (Walter H. Hsu)
Chapter 13: Topical Dermatology Therapy (James O. Noxon)
Chapter 14: Ocular Pharmacology (Daniel M. Betts)
Chapter 15: Antimicrobial Drugs (Franklin A. Ahrens and Richard J. Martin)
Chapter 16: Antiparasitic Agents (Walter H. Hsu and Richard J. Martin)
Chapter 17: Antineoplastic Drugs (Dr. Leslie E. Fox)
Chapter 18: Fluid and Blood Therapy (Walter H. Hsu)
Chapter 19: Drug Interactions and Adverse Drug Reactions (Walter H. Hsu and Franklin A. Ahrens)
Chapter 20: Legal Aspects of Medication Usage in Veterinary Medicine (Stephen D. Martin)
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Walter H. Hsu, DVM, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa.