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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.
Table of Contents
General Toxicological Concepts
Toxicokinetics and Toxicodynamics
Toxicologic Information Resources
Effective Use of Veterinary Poison Center NEW!
Effective Use of Human Poison Center
Taking a Toxicologic History
Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Treatment
Selecting a Minimum Database
Initial Management of the Poisoned Patient
General Supportive Care
Effective Use of the Diagnostic Lab
Litigation and Toxicology NEW!
Indoor Environmental Quality and Health
Responding to Mass Exposures NEW!
Reproductive Toxicology of the Male and Female
Considerations in the Poisoned Pregnant and Lactating Patient
Considerations in the Pediatric Poisoned Patient NEW!
Considerations in the Geriatric Poisoned Patient NEW!
Poisoning in the Captive Reptile
Poisoning in the Small Mammal (pocket pets) NEW!
Poisoning in the Avian Patient NEW!
Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups
Adverse Drug Reactions
Miscellaneous Indoor Toxicants
Herbal and Natural Products (homeopathic)
Household and Garden Plants
Miscellaneous Herbicides, Fungicides, and Nematocides
Smoke Inhalation (house fires)
"Christmas time" Plants
Grapes and Raisins
Insects - Hymenoptera
Ivermectin: Macrolide Antiparasitic Agents
Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticides
Atypical Topical Spot-On Products
Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
Snake Bite - North American Pit Vipers
Snake Bite - Coral Snakes
Spider Envenomation - Black Widow
Spider Envenomation - Brown Recluse
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