Equine Pharmacology

Equine Pharmacology combines highly practical therapeutic guidance with reliable scientific background information to provide a clinically relevant resource. Taking a body systems approach to the subject, the book offers the equine clinician fast access to drug options for a given disease, with additional information available for reference as needed. Logically organized to lead the reader through the clinical decision-making process, Equine Pharmacology is a user-friendly reference for pharmacological information on the horse.

The book begins with a general review section presenting the principles of antimicrobials, anesthesia, analgesics, anti-parasitics, foals, fluid therapy, and drug and medication control programs. The remainder of the book is devoted to a body systems approach to therapeutics, allowing the reader to search by affected system or specific disease to find detailed advice on drug therapy. Equine Pharmacology is an invaluable addition to the practice library for any clinician treating equine patients.

About The Author

Cynthia Cole, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, is Director of Research and Development at Mars Veterinary in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Bradford Bentz, VMD, MS, DACVIM, DACVECC, DABVP (Equine), is a private equine practitioner at Equine Medicine and Surgery in Bossier City, Louisiana, USA.

Lara Maxwell, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.

Table of Contents

Contributors, vi

Preface, viii

Section 1: General Review Section

1 Horse of a different color: Peculiarities of equine pharmacology, 3
Lara Maxwell

2 Basics of antimicrobial therapy for the horse, 16
Cynthia Cole

3 Anesthesia and sedation in the field, 44
Jennifer E. Carter

4 Clinical application of equine analgesics, 63
Sheilah A. Robertson and L. Chris Sanchez

5 Pharmacology of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, 76
Cynthia Cole

6 Parasiticides for use in horses, 85
Tad Coles and Randy Lynn

7 Foals are not just mini horses, 99
K. Gary Magdesian

8 Fluids and electrolytes for the equine clinician, 118
Brett Tennent-Brown

9 Drug and medication control programs in equine athletes, 131
Scot Waterman and Jennifer Durenburger

Section 2: Therapeutics: A Systems Approach

10 Clinical pharmacology of the respiratory system, 139
Melissa R. Mazan and Michelle L. Ceresia

11 Clinical application of gastrointestinal therapeutics, 183
L. Chris Sanchez

12 Treatment of equine nervous system disorders, 192
Cynthia Cole and Bradford Bentz

13 Clinical pharmacology of the equine musculoskeletal system, 218
Bradford Bentz

14 Therapy of the eye, 254
Amber Labelle

15 Pharmacological treatment of equine endocrine diseases, 270
Dianne McFarlane

16 Equine cardiovascular clinical pharmacology, 279
Meg Sleeper

17 Clinical pharmacology of diseases of the equine urinary system, 291
Nora Nogradi and Balazs Toth

Index, 308

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