Now in a fully updated seventh edition, Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook remains the most complete source of drug information relevant for animals available.Providing referenced dosing recommendations in each monograph, this book offers doses for a wide range of species, including dogs, cats, exotic animals, and farm animals, in a single resource. The book also includes detail on key aspects for appropriate use of each drug, including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, adverse effects, safety during pregnancy or nursing, overdoses, drug interactions, monitoring, chemistry and stability, storage, compatibility, and available products.
The seventh edition adds 22 new drug monographs, as well as updated dosages and information for existing drugs. A noteworthy feature is the Prescriber Highlights section found at the beginning of each monograph that allows readers a quick method of finding important information for that drug.
This is the 8 ½ x 11-inch desk size, offering enhanced readability and ease of use; Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook is also available in the convenient 5 by 8-inch pocket size and as a mobile version. Plumb’s exhaustive one-volume coverage of drugs approved for veterinary species and non-approved (human) drugs that are used in veterinary practices today make this book an essential reference for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary pharmacologists, pharmacists with veterinary patients, animal research or zoological facilities, and libraries that serve these groups.
In this edition, Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook continues with its mission to serve as a single volume reference to assist veterinarians, other health professionals, and animal caretakers in providing optimal drug therapy for veterinary patients. In addition to updating all the monographs, 20+ new systemic drug full monographs (see below) and several new ophthalmic and topical dermatologic drug monographs have been added. Additional information on compounding dosage forms has been added to many monographs.