Small Animal Toxicology (3rd Revised edition)

Small Animal Toxicology (3rd Revised edition)

By: Patricia A. Talcott (author), Michael E. Peterson (author)Paperback

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This revised and expanded reference is a valuable aid for the practicing veterinary clinician in diagnosing and determining treatment for toxic exposures in small animals, and for veterinary students as a supplement to their classroom instruction. It contains chapters addressings nontraditional areas of toxicology not covered in conventional toxicology texts. It also covers areas of toxicology which seem basic but are rarely discussed, such as taking a toxicological history, establishing a minimum database, providing supportive care, and managing emergency treatment of the poisoned patient. The book is organized into three sections, including 20 new chapters and new topics such as grapes and raisins, lilies, "Christmas time" plants, mercury, and accidental poisoning in non-traditional pets. Comprehensive coverage of toxins/poisons includes the full range of substances from acetaminophen to zinc, including home products, prescription medicines, recreational drugs, and more. Guidelines to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment include examinations of the source, toxic dose, toxicokinetics, clinical signs, minimum database, confirming tests, treatment progress and differential diagnosis for each specific toxicant. Coverage of common poisonous substances includes grapes and raisins, nicotine, mercury, mushrooms, Christmas-time plants, and snake and spider venoms. Toxicological Concepts section provides information on toxicologic principles such as history taking, providing supportive care, and managing emergency treatment. General Exposures section addresses nontraditional toxicology such as indoor environmental air, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and toxicities in pregnant and lactating animals. Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups section covers commonly encountered specific toxicants, the proper use of diagnostic laboratories, use of human poison control centers, and antidotes for specific toxins. More than 50 international contributors provide up-to-date, authoritative advice on treating poisonings and intoxications. 8 NEW chapters cover topics including legal considerations in toxicology cases, responding to mass exposures, and poisonings in birds, small mammals, and geriatric patients. NEW color insert shows 85 of the most commonly encountered toxic substances for at-a-glance identification. UPDATED Signs and Symptoms index makes it easier to find information on a toxic agent by presenting signs rather than requiring the formulation of a diagnosis. UPDATED information on agents most likely to cause a toxic reaction includes natural flea products and an expanded section on human medications. NEW quick-access format with bold headings and convenient tables and boxes allows quick retrieval of information in emergency situations.


Section 1: Toxicological Concepts 1. General Toxicological Concepts 2. Toxicokinetics and Toxicodynamics 3. Toxicologic Information Resources 4. Effective Use of Veterinary Poison Center NEW! 5. Effective Use of Human Poison Center 6. Taking a Toxicologic History 7. Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Treatment 8. Selecting a Minimum Database 9. Initial Management of the Poisoned Patient 10. Decontamination 11. General Supportive Care 12. Effective Use of the Diagnostic Lab Section 2: General Exposures 13. Litigation and Toxicology NEW! 14. Indoor Environmental Quality and Health 15. Responding to Mass Exposures NEW! 16. Reproductive Toxicology of the Male and Female 17. Considerations in the Poisoned Pregnant and Lactating Patient 18. Considerations in the Pediatric Poisoned Patient NEW! 19. Considerations in the Geriatric Poisoned Patient NEW! 20. Poisoning in the Captive Reptile 21. Poisoning in the Small Mammal (pocket pets) NEW! 22. Poisoning in the Avian Patient NEW! Section 3: Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups 23. Adverse Drug Reactions 24. Miscellaneous Indoor Toxicants 25. "Recreational" Drugs 26. Herbal and Natural Products (homeopathic) 27. Household and Garden Plants 28. Miscellaneous Herbicides, Fungicides, and Nematocides 29. Smoke Inhalation (house fires) 30. Acetaminophen 31. Amitraz 32. Anticoagulant Rodenticides 33. Anticonvulsants 34. Arsenic 35. Botulism 36. Bromethalin 37. Carbon Monoxide 38. Cholecalciferol 39. "Christmas time" Plants 40. Citrus Oils 41. Copper 42. Cyanide 43. Cyanobacteria 44. DEET 45. Diethylene Glycol 46. Ethanol 47. Ethylene Glycol 48. Grapes and Raisins 49. Insects - Hymenoptera 50. Ionophores 51. Iron 52. Ivermectin: Macrolide Antiparasitic Agents 53. Lead 54. Lilies 55. Poisonous Lizards 56. Macadamia Nuts 57. Mercury 58. Metaldehyde 59. Methanol 60. Methylxanthines 61. Metronidazole 62. Mushrooms 63. Mycotoxins 64. Nicotine 65. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatories 66. Organochlorine Pesticides 67. Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides 68. Oxalate-Containing Plants 69. Paraquat 70. Atypical Topical Spot-On Products 71. Petroleum Hydrocarbons 72. Propylene Glycol 73. Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids 74. Ricin 75. Snake Bite - North American Pit Vipers 76. Snake Bite - Coral Snakes 77. Sodium 78. Sodium Monofluoroacetate 79. Spider Envenomation - Black Widow 80. Spider Envenomation - Brown Recluse 81. Strychnine 82. Toads 83. Xylitol NEW! 84. Zinc 85. Zinc Phosphide

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  • ISBN13: 9781455707171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 928
  • ID: 9781455707171
  • ISBN10: 1455707171
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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