Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009 - Medical - 481 pages
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Designed specifically for veterinary technicians, this essential resource offers detailed guidance on key topics such as managing medication inventory, dispensing veterinarian prescribed drugs, calculating drug dosages, administering medications to animals, and educating clients about drug side effects and precautions. Up-to-date drug information is presented in a consistent, easy-to-use format that includes pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse side effects. Illustrated, step-by-step procedures demonstrate proper administration techniques for common drug forms.

  • Like getting two books in one, this resource combines the comprehensiveness of a veterinary pharmacology text with coverage of pharmacologic fundamentals that are essential to veterinary technician practice.
  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you focus your study efforts and check your progress as you work through the material.
  • Chapter outlines provide at-a-glance overviews of the topics featured in each chapter, making it quick and easy to find information.
  • Key Terms lists with definitions familiarize you with the terminology used in each chapter.
  • Technician's Notes boxes throughout the book provide useful hints and important reminders to help you avoid common errors and increase your efficiency.
  • Coverage of inventory control offers practical tips on performing this important task, including understanding the different vendor types, communicating with sales representatives, and using veterinary practice management computer software.
  • Detailed summaries of important drug laws, such as the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act and the Animal Drug Availability Act, introduce you to the legal and ethical aspects of veterinary pharmacology.


  • A companion Evolve website offers 137 photographs of drug labels to familiarize you with the labels you will see in practice, six drug dosage calculators with related exercises to help you strengthen your drug calculation skills, and 12 videos that show you how to administer oral, inhaled, and injectable drugs.
  • Proprietary drug names are listed along with generic names to help you learn to recognize drugs with generic options.
  • Additional review questions in this edition help reinforce your understanding of key concepts. Answers are located in the back of the book so you can check the accuracy of your responses.
  • The chapter on Drugs Used in Skin Disorders offers expanded coverage of the anatomy and physiology of the skin, as well as information on the latest drugs used to treat skin disorders.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 General Pharmacology
1
Chapter 2 Routes and Techniques of Drug Administration
27
Chapter 3 Practical Calculations in Pharmacology
53
Chapter 4 Drugs Used in Nervous System Disorders
69
Chapter 5 Drugs Used in Respiratory System Disorders
101
Chapter 6 Drugs Used in Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders
114
Chapter 7 Drugs Used in Cardiovascular System Disorders
129
Chapter 8 Drugs Used in Gastrointestinal System Disorders
149
Chapter 15 Therapeutic Nutritional Fluid and Electrolyte Replacements
298
Chapter 16 BloodModifying Antineoplastic and Immunosuppressant Drugs
325
Chapter 17 Immunologic Drugs
348
Chapter 18 Miscellaneous Therapeutic Agents
369
The Veterinary Technicians Role
385
Appendix A Common Abbreviations Used in Veterinary Medicine
409
Appendix B Weights and Measures
411
Appendix C Resource Information
413

Chapter 9 Drugs Used in Hormonal Endocrine and Reproductive Disorders
172
Chapter 10 Drugs Used in Ophthalmic and Otic Disorders
195
Chapter 11 Drugs Used in Skin Disorders
210
Chapter 12 Antiinfective Drugs
226
Chapter 13 Antiparasitic Drugs
250
Chapter 14 Drugs Used to Relieve Pain and Inflammation
277
Appendix D Controlled Substances Information Summary
417
Bibliography
421
Review Question Answers
425
Glossary
439
INDEX
447
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