Welcome to Part A of the 9th edition of the Small Animal Formulary, which covers those drugs used for cats and dogs. This significant change from previous editions has allowed the editors to provide more details and one or two important references for most of the entries.
Small Animal Formulary Part A 9th Edition – Canine and Feline
These references will allow readers to quickly identify suitable literature for further reading when required. Additional references are provided in the online version of the Formulary and we look forward to expanding this resource in the years ahead.
The Formulary should never be used by veterinary surgeons and nurses as the only source of information when they are confronted with a medication with which they are unfamiliar. As well as the references, relevant textbooks such as the excellent series of manuals published by the team should also be consulted.
Clients increasingly require more written information about drugs prescribed for their pets. Since the last edition many more Company Client Information Leaflets have been written for non-authorized drugs and their availability is shown in the monographs as CIL. There are two additional CILs on ‘Antibacterials’ and ‘Steroids’ that provide generic advice on a large range of these commonly used drugs.
Taken together with the information available on veterinary authorized drugs, this means that no client should leave a small animal practice without printed information on the drug that has been prescribed by their vet.