Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion Small Animal Toxicology, 2nd Edition

The second edition of Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology

Bs five minute veterinary consult clinical companion toxicologyimproves on the first edition yet still follows the lead of the successful Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, 6th edition. The Five-Minute concept of providing essential and relevant information in an organized and easy-to-access format continues in this textbook.

In addition, the format of the focused and relevant information can provide excellent support for teaching veterinary toxicology in a professional curriculum. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology provides selected details and expanded coverage of toxicology that meet the needs of contemporary small animal toxicology care. The coverage is organized by traditional categories of overview, etiology/pathophysiology (including mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics or toxicokinetics, toxicology, and systems affected), signalment/history, clinical features, key differential diagnoses, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Incorporated is information essential to toxicology evaluation such as dosage, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, toxic doses, prevention, and public health issues.

Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology is designed to aid in the identification of dangerous exposures from many natural, synthetic, and consumer products, while subsequently providing the reader with necessary information to identify and confirm clinical poisoning. In addition, further information discussing prompt detoxification and supportive therapy, as well as specific antidotes or drug therapies, are reviewed. This book provides a logical, consistent, and sufficiently detailed resource to reach appropriate clinical decision making while accessing specific information quickly and efficiently.

Within each major category of toxins or toxicants, individual chapters are arranged alphabetically to provide consistent access to the topics. Specific headings within each chapter are similar to common clinical organization of information and augmented by essential toxicological categories. These sections include Definition/Overview, Etiology/Pathophysiology, Signalment/History, Clinical Features, Differential Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Comments (including client education, patient monitoring, and expected course and prognosis). Each chapter provides up to five pertinent and clinically relevant references for additional direction to the clinician or student.

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