Veterinary Drugs provides comprehensive coverage of commercially available animal pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Over 700 unique veterinary agents are recorded along with their chemical structures and exhaustive listings of product trade names and manufacturers. The drug compounds are organized by therapeutic category, allowing all drugs with a particular function to be reviewed and compared quickly and easily.
Each main entry includes the following information: the commonly adopted chemical name, three internationally used identifiers of the compound (CAS, EINECS and Merck), and other synonyms and systematic names. The drug's physical properties and acute toxicity, along with its known biological activity and FDA-labeled applications are summarized. Each entry also includes a detailed listing of the trade names of all animal health products containing the drug along with the product's manufacturer and its NADA (New Animal Drug Application) number.
A key feature of Veterinary Drugs is its extensive indexing. Appendixes include a CAS Registry Number index; a European Inventory of Existing Commercial and Chemical Substances (EINECS) number index; an index of NADA numbers; and a master index containing over 9,000 names and synonyms. A detailed directory of addresses, websites and phone numbers for animal drug manufacturers and suppliers provides convenient contact information.
This reference will be an invaluable companion for animal and livestock veterinarians, pharmaceutical researchers, government food and drug regulators, food safety and public health specialists and biologists who, starting with a single synonym or trade name for a veterinary agent, will be able to quickly find a thumbnail sketch of essential information.
Preface. How to Use This Book. Glossary of Terms. Glossary of Units. Abbreviations and Symbols. Table of Therapeutic Categories PART I: MAIN ENTRIES. PART II: INDEXES. CAS Registry Number Index. EINECS Number Index. NADA Number Index. Name and Synonym Index. PART III: MANUFACTURER AND SUPPLIER DIRECTORY.
G.W.A. Milne was a Senior Researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA, where he worked on the use of spectroscopy for structure determination of organic compounds, and on molecular modeling in the design of drugs for the treatment of cancer and AIDS. He has been active for many years in the fields of chemical information and chemical computation and is Editor of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science, Gardner's Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names, Eleventh Edition (Ashgate), and a host of other reference works. In 1999, jointly with Stephen Heller, Dr Milne was awarded the Skolnik Award of the Chemical Information Division of the American Chemical Society.