Now in a fully updated seventh edition, Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook remains the most complete source of drug information relevant for animals available. Providing referenced dosing recommendations in each monograph, this book offers doses for a wide range of species, including dogs, cats, exotic animals, and farm animals, in a single resource. The book also includes detail on key aspects for appropriate use of each drug, including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, adverse effects, safety during pregnancy or nursing, overdoses, drug interactions, monitoring, chemistry and stability, storage, compatibility, and available products.
The seventh edition adds 22 new drug monographs, as well as updated dosages and information for existing drugs. A noteworthy feature is the Prescriber Highlights section found at the beginning of each monograph that allows readers a quick method of finding important information for that drug.
This is the convenient 5 × 8-inch pocket size; Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook is also available in an 8.5 × 11-inch desk size for enhanced readability and ease of use and as a mobile version. Plumb's exhaustive one-volume coverage of drugs approved for veterinary species and non-approved (human) drugs that are used in veterinary practices today make this book an essential reference for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary pharmacologists, pharmacists with veterinary patients, animal research or zoological facilities, and libraries that serve these groups.
This is a welcome update of the authoritative veterinary reference for drug and dosage information. It continues to be the reference veterinary professionals will reach for first.
- Doody's, 23 March 2012
"The print is easier to read and very comfortable to the eyes . . . Anyone familiar with the previous editions will understand, and students seeking a reliable source of information need look no further than this newest printing. Once again, Plumb's comes highly recommended. Many thanks to Wiley-Blackwell for providing me with this review copy."
- Examiner.com, 2011
Reviews of the Previous Edition:
"A 'must' for any college-level veterinary reference holding or for any practicing vet or student vet: it packs in the latest details on veterinary drugs, including detail on monitoring, chemistry, storage, and dosages, and it offers sidebars of color-coded prescribing highlights. The result is an invaluable handbook that will prove a key, foundation acquisition for any serious veterinary reference library."
- Midwest Book Review, October 2008
"The 6th edition has several enhancements: a new design and layout, the addition of 75 new drug monographs, updates to older monographs, with a listing for rapid-scanning for potential drug interactions and overdose information for 50 drugs ... and new sections. This edition, as in earlier editions, is essential for veterinarians and for institutions with veterinary medicine programs."
- ARBA Online, March 2009
"As a veterinary technician, I have enjoyed perusing this book and find it is not only a great reference for the job but also for home use, deciphering medication for any one of seven dogs or five cats currently residing in my home. For this reason, I am betwixt and between as to whether this book should remain in the pets' medicine cabinet or go to work to reside on my office book shelf. Perhaps I need another copy and that is perhaps the best endorsement of all."
- VIN, February 2010
"This is an essential reference for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, pharmacists, other health professionals, and libraries. ... An invaluable handbook that will be an essential acquisition for any serious veterinary reference library as well as an easy to use reference for daily practice. This edition provides important updates and new features which make it a valuable book compared to the previous editions. It remains the pharmacology resource every veterinarian needs to keep in easy reach."
- Doody's, May 2009
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Donald Plumb was formerly Director of Pharmacy Services and Hospital Director at the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Medical Center. Now retired from the University of Minnesota, he focuses full-time on providing veterinary drug information to veterinarians, other health professionals, and animal caretakers.