Small Animal Toxicology, 3rd Edition

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Small Animal Toxicology, 3rd Edition


Diagnose and determine treatment for toxic exposures in small animals with this quick reference! Small Animal Toxicology, 3rd Edition covers hundreds of potentially toxic substances, providing the information you need to manage emergency treatment and prevent poisonings in companion animals. To help you identify an unknown poison, this guide provides a list of potential toxins based on clinical signs or symptoms. It also includes a NEW color insert with 85 full-color photographs of toxic plants and of lesions associated with various poisonings. Written by respected veterinarian Michael E. Peterson and board-certified veterinary toxicologist Patricia A. Talcott, along with a team of expert contributors, this edition covers a wide variety of topics including toxicodynamics, toxicokinetics, effective history taking, recognizing clinical signs of toxic exposures, managing emergencies, and supportive care of the poisoned patient.

    • 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

      Michael E. Peterson, DVM, MS, Reid Veterinary Hospital, Albany, OR, USA and Patricia A. Talcott, MS, DVM, PhD DipABVT


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