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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

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

15 Tetracyclines 

16 Chloramphenicol, thiamphenicol and florfenicol

17 Sulfonamides, diaminopyrimidines and their combinations

18 Fluoroquinolones 

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

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