The Fifth Edition of Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, the most comprehensive reference available on veterinary antimicrobial drug use, has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the rapid advancements in the field of antimicrobial therapy. Encompassing all aspects of antimicrobial drug use in animals, the book provides detailed coverage of virtually all types of antimicrobials relevant to animal health. Now with a new chapter on antimicrobial therapy in zoo animals, Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine offers a wealth of invaluable information for appropriately prescribing antimicrobial therapies and shaping public policy.
Divided into four sections covering general principles of antimicrobial therapy, classes of antimicrobial agents, special considerations, and antimicrobial drug use in multiple animal species, the text is enhanced by tables, diagrams, and photos. Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine is an essential resource for anyone concerned with the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs, including veterinary practitioners, students, public health veterinarians, and industry and research scientists.
Steeve Giguère, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, is Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and the Marguerite Hodgson Chair in Equine Studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia.
John F. Prescott, MA, VetMB, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.
Trisha Dowling, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVCP, is Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Section 1: General Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy
1 Antimicrobial drug action and interaction: an introduction
2 Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and interpretation of results
3 Antimicrobial drug resistance and its epidemiology
4 Principles of antimicrobial drug bioavailability and disposition
5 Pharmacodynamics of antimicrobial agents
6 Principles of antimicrobial drug selection and use
7 Antimicrobial stewardship
Section 2: Classes of Antimicrobial Agents
8 Beta-lactam antibiotics: penam penicillins
9 Beta-lactam antibiotics: cephalosporins and cephamycins
10 Beta-lactam antibiotics: beta-lactamase inhibitors, carbapenems and monobactams
11 Peptide antibiotics: polymixins, glycopeptides, streptogramins and bacitracin
12 Lincosamides and pleuromutilins
13 Macrolides, azalides, and streptogramins
14 Aminoglycosides and aminocyclitols
16 Chloramphenicol, thiamphenicol and florfenicol
17 Sulfonamides, diaminopyrimidines and their combinations
19 Miscellaneous antibiotics: ionophores, nitrofurans, nitroimidazoles, rifamycins and others.
20 Antifungal chemotherapy
Section 3: Special Considerations
21 Prophylactic use of antimicrobials
22 Growth promotion and feed antibiotics
23 Antimicrobial therapy of selected organ systems
24 Antimicrobial therapy of selected bacterial infections
25 Antimicrobial drug residues in food producing animals
26 Regulation of antibiotic use in animals
Section 4: Antimicrobial Drug Use in Selected Animal Species
27 Antimicrobial drug use in horses
28 Antimicrobial drug use in dogs and cats
29 Antimicrobial drug use in cattle
30 Antimicrobial drug use in bovine mastitis
31 Antimicrobial drug use in sheep and goats
32 Antimicrobial drug use in new world camelids
33 Antimicrobial drug use in swine
34 Antimicrobial drug use in poultry
35 Antimicrobial drug use in companion birds
36 Antimicrobial drug use in rodents, rabbits and ferrets
37 Antimicrobial drug use in reptiles
38 Antimicrobial drug use in zoological animals
39 Antimicrobial drug use in aquaculture