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.
- New two-color design makes the book more esthetically pleasing and allows for quick retrieval of information
- Toxic Plant Information Summary tables make treatments for plant intoxications easy to find
- Toxic Plant Quick Reference Based on Clinical Signs tables are included, to support small-animal veterinarians in cases of potential toxic plant ingestion
- Summary charts at the beginning of each chapter in the Specific Toxicants section contain bulleted lists with clear-cut information on the specific toxicant, the clinical signs, and prognosis
- A comprehensive review of all known potentially toxic substances is provided, from A (acetaminophen) to Z (zinc), including the very latest on grape and raisin toxicity — making this the most up-to-date and thorough text in this field
- 45 different experts contribute to this book, all from the field of veterinary toxicology and medicine
- 20 new chapters have been added
- New topics include a list of toxicants affecting body systems, management of toxins in pregnancy, diagnostic toxicology, bacterial toxins, and cosmetic/toilet articles
- Snake-bite injuries are treated in two separate, expanded chapters: Pit Vipers and Coral Snakes
- Section on pharmaceuticals includes bromides, anticonvulsants, tricycle antidepressants, monoamine oxidize inhibitors, B-adrenergic toxicities, and vitamins A and D
- Additional specific toxicants are covered, including Amitraz, hydramethylon, ethanol, mercury, toad toxins, poisonous frogs, salamanders, newts and venomous arthropods
Section 1: Toxicologic Concepts
1. General Toxicologic Principles
2. Toxicodynamics and Toxicokinetics NEW!
3. Toxicologic Information Resources
4. Taking a Toxicologic History
5. Initial Management of the Acutely Poisoned Patient
6. Establishing a Minimum Database in Small Animal Poisonings
7. Supportive Care of the Poisoned Patient
8. Toxicologic Decontamination
9. Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Treatment of the Toxicology Case
10. Effective Use of a Diagnostic Laboratory NEW!
11. Considerations in Pediatric and Geriatric Poisoned Patients
12. Considerations in Pregnant/Lactating Poisoned Patients NEW!
Section 2: General Exposures
13. Summary of Small Animal Poison Exposures
14. Adverse Drug Reactions
15. Miscellaneous Indoor Toxicants
16. Indoor Environmental Quality and Health
17. "Recreational" Drugs
18. Hazards Associated with the Use of Herbal and Other Natural Products
19. Household and Garden Plants
20. Use of Human Poison Centers in the Veterinary Setting
21. Disaster Management NEW!
22. House/Fire By-Products NEW!
23. Antidotes for Specific Toxins
24. Reproductive Toxicology of the Female Companion Animal
25. Reproductive Toxicology of the Male Companion Animal
26. Accidental Poisoning in Non-Traditional Pets NEW!
Section 3: Specific Toxicants
28. Amitraz NEW!
29. Amphibian Toxins - Frogs, Salamanders, Newts
30. Anticoagulant Rodenticides
31. Anticonvulsants NEW!
35. Carbon Monoxide
36. Cholecalciferol - Vitamin D
37. "Christmas time" Plants NEW!
38. Citrus Oils
43. Diethylene Glycol
45. Ethylene Glycol
46. Grapes and Raisins NEW!
47. Miscellaneous Herbicides, Fungicides, and Nematocides
48. Insects - Hymenoptera
51. Ivermectin - Macrolide Antiparasitic Agents
53. Lillies NEW!
55. Macadamia nuts NEW!
56. Mercury NEW!
59. Methylxanthines - Theobromine, Caffeine, Theophylline
60. Metronidazole NEW!
64. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories
65. Organochlorine Pesticides
66. Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides
67. Oxalate-containing Plants NEW!
69. Miscellaneous Parasiticides NEW!
70. Petroleum Hydrocarbons
71. Propylene Glycol
72. Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
73. Ricin NEW!
74. Snake Bite: Pit Vipers
75. Snake Bite: Coral Snakes
76. Sodium NEW!
77. Sodium Monofluoroacetate - 1080
78. Spider - Black Widow
79. Spider - Brown Recluse
82. Vitamin A and other drugs affecting the skeletal system NEW!
83. Zinc Phosphide