Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-02
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Build a strong foundation for understanding how medications may help or potentially harm animals. FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, 2E, follows a body-systems approach making it easy to correlate basic anatomy and physiology with the drugs used to treat diseases of each body system. A strong foundation of drug administration, pharmacokinetics, measurement systems, as well as drug approval and safety provides the concepts necessary to understand drug actions and safe drug administration. A StudyWARETM CD-ROM accompanies the book which provides additional practice via quizzes or games.

Table of Contents

A Brief History of Veterinary Pharmacology
Veterinary Drug Development and Control
Principles and Methods of Drug Administration
Veterinary Drug Use, Prescribing, Acquisition, and Pharmacy Management
Systems of Measurement in Veterinary Pharmacology
Drugs Affecting the Nervous System
Cardiovascular Drugs
Respiratory System Drugs
Hormonal and Reproductive Drugs
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Urinary System Drugs
Drugs Affecting Muscle Function
Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Reducing Drugs
Drugs for Skin Conditions
Ophthalmic and Optic Medications
Fluid Therapy and Emergency Drugs
Antineoplastic and Immunosuppressive Drugs
Behavior-Modifying Drugs
Herbal Therapeutics
Unit Conversions and Math References
Conversion of Body Weight in Kilograms to Body Surface Area in Meters (for Dogs and Cats)
Metric Conversions Guide
Vitamin Supplements
Inventory Management
Managing Animal Toxicities
Web Sites of Veterinary Pharmaceutical Companies
Proper Use of Needles and Syringes
Withdrawing (Aspirating) Medication from a Vial
Withdrawing (Aspirating) Medication from an Ampule
Reconstituting a Powder Medication for Administration
Appendix M: Drugs Listed Alphabetically and Classified by Category
Dos and Don'ts of Drug Administration
Euthanesia procedure
Math Review
Drugs used during pregnancy
Answer Key to text questions
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