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Now in full color, Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition shows you how to administer prescribed drugs to animals, calculate drug dosages accurately, and instruct clients about side effects and precautions. Coverage of drug information includes pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse effects. An Evolve companion website enhances the book with narrated videos demonstrating drug administration techniques, animations of pharmacologic processes, dosage calculation exercises, and much more. Written by veterinary technology experts Boyce Wanamaker and Kathy Lockett Massey, this resource provides the pharmacology knowledge you need to succeed as a vet tech!

  • Illustrated, step-by-step procedures demonstrate proper administration techniques for common drug forms.
  • Body systems organization provides a logical sequence of study, followed by anti-infectives, antiparasitics, anti-inflammatory agents, and others.
  • Dosage calculation exercises provide practice immediately after new information is presented.
  • Proprietary drug names are listed with generic drug names, highlighting drugs with generic options.
  • Review questions reinforce understanding of key concepts, with answers located in the back of the book.
  • An Evolve companion website provides drug administration videos, drug calculators with accompanying word problems, photos of drug labels, animations of pharmacologic processes, and dosage calculation exercises.
  • Key terms, chapter outlines, and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter make studying easier.
  • Technician Notes provide useful hints and important reminders to help you avoid common errors and increase your efficiency.
  • UNIQUE Pharmacy Management and Inventory Control chapter offers practical tips relating to vendor types, communicating with sales representatives, and using veterinary practice management software.
  • Now in full color, UPDATED drug information keeps you current with the latest pharmacologic agents and their uses, adverse side effects, and dosage forms.
  • NEW coverage of stem cell treatment in Immunologic Drugs chapter addresses scientific advances in this area.
  • UPDATED fluid therapy chapter explains the role of parenteral fluids, oral fluids, and nutritional products in drug therapy.

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Published 25 March 2014
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EAN13 9780323291705
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Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians
FIFTH EDITION
Boyce P. Wanamaker, DVM, MS
Director (Retired), Veterinary Technology Program, Columbia State Community College, Columbia, Tennessee
Kathy Lockett Massey, LVMT
Veterinary Technology Department, Columbia State Community College, Columbia, Tennessee
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Table of Contents
Cover image
Title page
Disclaimer
Copyright
Dedication
Preface
New to this Edition
Evolve Site
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. General Pharmacology
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Drug Sources
Inactive Ingredients
Pharmacotherapeutics
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacodynamics
Drug Interactions
Drug Names
Drug Labels
Development and Approval of New Drugs
Federal Laws Related to Drug Development and Use
Dispensing Versus Prescribing Drugs
Marketing of Drugs
Disposal of Unwanted Drugs
Review Questions
References
Chapter 2. Routes and Techniques of Drug Administration
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Dosage Forms
Drug Preservatives and Solvents
Drug Administration
Medication Orders
Dispensed Medication Labeling
Controlled Substances
Client Education
Review Questions
References
Chapter 3. Practical Calculations
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Mathematic Fundamentals
Systems of Measurement
Dosage Calculations
Solutions
Percent Concentrations
Milliequivalents
Calculations Involving Intravenous Fluid Administration
Review Questions
Injection Problems
References
Chapter 4. Drugs Used in Nervous System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Autonomic Nervous System
Classes of Autonomic Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System
Behavioral Pharmacotherapy
Review Questions
References
Chapter 5. Drugs Used in Respiratory System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
Respiratory Defense Mechanisms
Principles of Respiratory Therapeutics
Inhalation Therapy for Respiratory Disease
Categories of Respiratory Drugs
Review Questions
References
Chapter 6. Drugs Used in Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Physiologic Principles
Renal Failure
Drugs Commonly Used for the Treatment of Renal Dysfunction and Associated Hypertension
Pharmacotherapy of Renal Failure Complications
Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Incontinence
Technician's Role
Review Questions
References
Chapter 7. Drugs Used in Cardiovascular System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Compensatory Mechanisms of the Cardiovascular System
Basic Objectives in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
Categories of Cardiovascular Drugs
Dietary Management of Heart Disease
Ancillary Treatment of Heart Failure
Review Questions
References
Chapter 8. Drugs Used in Gastrointestinal System Disorders
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Regulation of the Gastrointestinal System
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Review Questions
References
Chapter 9. Drugs Used in Hormonal, Endocrine, and Reproductive Disorders
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Hormonal Drugs Associated with Reproduction
Thyroid Hormones
Hormones That Act as Growth Promoters
Anabolic Steroids
Review Questions
References
Chapter 10. Drugs Used in Ophthalmic and Otic Disorders
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Diagnostic Agents
Ocular Anesthetics
Parasympathomimetics
Sympathomimetics
Beta-Adrenergic Antagonists
Carbonic Anyhydrase Inhibitors
Prostaglandins
Osmotic Agents for the Treatment of Glaucoma
Mydriatic Cycloplegic Vasoconstrictors
Antiinflammatory/Analgesic Ophthalmic Agents
Nonsteroidal Anatiinflammatory Agents
Steroidal Antiinflammatory Agents
Ophthalmic Analgesics
Antimicrobial Ophthalmic Therapy
Miscellaneous Ocular Antibiotics
Ocular Antifungals
Ocular Antivirals
Drugs for Āeratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Ocular Lubricants/Artificial Tear Products
Anticollagenase Agents
Otic Drugs
Review Questions
References
Chapter 11. Drugs Used in Skin Disorders
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Wound Healing
Review Questions
Reference
Chapter 12. Antiinfective Drugs
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Mechanism of Action
Review Questions
References
Chapter 13. Antiparasitic Drugs
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Endoparasites
Heartworm Disease
Ectoparasites
Review Questions
References
Chapter 14. Drugs Used to Relieve Pain and Inflammation
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Review Questions
References
Chapter 15. Therapeutic Nutritional, Fluid, and Electrolyte Replacements
Learning Objectives
Āey Terms
Introduction
Anatomy, Physiology, and Chemistry
Principles of Fluid Therapy
Types of Solutions Used in Fluid Therapy
Oral Electrolyte Preparations
Parenteral Nutrition
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