Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 9ed

Jim E. Riviere

ISBN: 9788126567621

1540 pages

Exclusively distributed by Star Educational Books Distributors



Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Ninth Edition is the long awaited update of the gold-standard reference on veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. The field of veterinary pharmacology continues to evolve and expand and this new edition has been revised to reflect changes in the field. Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Ninth Edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded to meet the needs of today’s veterinarians, veterinary students, and animal health researchers.




Section 1. Principles of Pharmacology  

1.Veterinary Pharmacology: An Introduction to the Discipline  
2.Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Elimination
4.Mechanisms of Drug Action and Pharmacokinetics / Pharmacodynamics Integration in Dosage Regimen Optimization for Veterinary Medicine

Section 2. Drugs Acting on the Autonomic Nervous System

5. Introduction to Neurohumoral Transmission and the Autonomic Nervous System 101
6. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists
7. Cholinergic Pharmacology: Autonomic Drugs

Section 3. Anesthetics and Analgesics

8. Introduction to Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System and Principles of Anesthesiology
9. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
10. Inhalation Anesthetics
11. Injectable Anesthetic Agents
12. Opioid Analgesic Drugs
13. Sedative Agents: Tranquilizers, Alpha-2 Agonists and Related Agents
14. Local Anesthetics
15. Euthanizing Agents

Section 4. Autacoids and Anti-inflammatory Drugs

16. Histamine, Serotonin and Their Antagonists
17. Peptides: Angiotensin and Kinins
18. Prostaglandins, Related Factors and Cytokines
19. Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antipyretic Drugs
20. Anticonvulsant Drugs
21. Drugs Affecting Animal Behavior

Section 5. Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System

22. Digitalis, Positive Inotropes and Vasodilators
23. Antiarrhythmic Agents

Section 6. Drugs Affecting Renal Function and Fluid-Electrolyte Balance

24. Principles of Acid-Base Balance: Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy
25. Diuretics

Section 7. Drugs Acting on Blood and Blood Elements

26. Hemostatic and Anticoagulant Drugs

Section 8. Endocrine Pharmacology

27. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones
28. Hormones Affecting Reproduction
29. Thyroid Hormones and Antithyroid Drugs
30. Glucocorticoids, Mineralocorticoids and Adrenolytic Drugs
31. Drugs Influencing Glucose Metabolism

Section 9. Chemotherapy of Microbial Diseases

32. Antiseptics and Disinfectants
33. Sulfonamides and Potentiated Sulfonamides
34. β-Lactam Antibiotics: Penicillins, Cephalosporins and Related Drugs
35. Tetracycline Antibiotics
36. Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
37. Chloramphenicol and Derivatives, Macrolides, Lincosamides and Miscellaneous Antimicrobials
38. Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Drugs
39. Antifungal and Antiviral Drugs

Section 10. Chemotherapy of Parasitic Diseases

40. Antinematodal Drugs
41. Anticestodal and Antitrematodal Drugs
42. Macrocyclic Lactones: Endectocide Compounds
43. Antiprotozoan Drugs
44. Ectoparasiticides

Section 11. Specialty Areas of Pharmacology

45. Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases
46. Immunosuppressive Drugs and Cyclosporine

47. Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Function
48. Dermatopharmacology: Drugs Acting Locally on the Skin
49. Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System
50. Pharmacogenomics
51. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
52. Considerations for Treating Minor Food-Producing Animals with Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
53. Zoological Pharmacology

Section 12. Regulatory Considerations

54. Legal Control of Veterinary Drugs
55. Drug Approval Process
56. Veterinary Pharmacy
57. Regulation of Drug and Medication Use in Performance Animals
58. Adverse Drug Reactions
59. Dosage Forms and Veterinary Feed Directives
60. USP's Role in Veterinary Pharmacology and Evidence-Based Information
61. Chemical Residues in Tissues of Food Animals