Synopses & Reviews
This book presents a thorough discussion of the medications dispensed by veterinary and laboratory animal technicians, including how they may help or harm animals. After reviewing the basic anatomy and physiology of the body systems, drugs used to treat diseases of those body systems are presented in a clear, categorical manner. The extensive use of tables, illustrations and photos help readers review material and serve as a quick reference in the classroom and clinical settings, as well as for certification examinations preparation. Additionally, two interactive CD-ROMs describe the mechanics of calculations of drug doses and solutions and the theory and mechanics of fluid therapy.
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.
About the Author
Janet Romich, a longtime veterinarian, teaches a variety of science-based courses at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis., where she was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2004 for use of technology in the classroom, advisory and professional activities, publication list, and fundraising efforts. She is also an IACUC member for a hospital research facility and received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2007 for her contributions to the education of veterinary technician students and in promoting the use of veterinary technicians in the workplace. Dr. Romich is also the author of FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, 2e and UNDERSTANDING ZOONOTIC DISEASES as well as a co-author on DELMAR'S VETERINARY TECHNICIAN DICTIONARY. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She remains active in veterinary practice through her relief practice, where she works in both small- and mixed-animal practices.
Table of Contents
1. A Brief History of Veterinary Pharmacology. 2. Veterinary Drug Development and Control. 3. Principles and Methods of Drug Administration. 4. Pharmacokinetics. 5. Veterinary Drug Use, Prescribing, Acquisition, and Pharmacy Management. 6. Systems of Measurement in Veterinary Pharmacology. 7. Drugs Affecting the Nervous System. 8. Cardiovascular Drugs. 9. Respiratory System Drugs. 10. Hormonal and Reproductive Drugs. 11.Gastrointestinal Drugs. 12. Urinary System Drugs. 13. Drugs Affecting Muscle Function. 14. Antimicrobials. 15. Antiparasitics. 16. Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Reducing Drugs. 17. Drugs for Skin Conditions. 18. Ophthalmic and Optic Medications. 19. Fluid Therapy and Emergency Drugs. 20. Antineoplastic and Immunosuppressive Drugs. 21. Vaccines. 22. Behavior-Modifying Drugs. 23. Herbal Therapeutics. Appendix A: Unit Conversions and Math References. Appendix B: Conversion of Body Weight in Kilograms to Body Surface Area in Meters (for Dogs and Cats). Appendix C: Metric Conversions Guide. Appendix D: Vitamin Supplements. Appendix E: Inventory Management. Appendix F: Managing Animal Toxicities. Appendix G: Web Sites of Veterinary Pharmaceutical Companies. Appendix H: Proper Use of Needles and Syringes. Appendix I: Withdrawing (Aspirating) Medication from a Vial. Appendix J: Withdrawing (Aspirating) Medication from an Ampule. Appendix K: Reconstituting a Powder Medication for Administration. Appendix L: Appendix M: Drugs Listed Alphabetically and Classified by Category. Appendix M: Dos and Don'ts of Drug Administration. Appendix N: Euthanesia procedure Appendix O: Math Review Appendix P: Drugs used during pregnancy Appendix Q: Answer Key to text questions Glossary.