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Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat.


Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat

Valerie J. Wiebe



314 pages



This guide identifies drugs for the treatment of common infectious diseases in dogs and cats, along with basic concepts of disease prevention, diagnosis, and empiric therapy. It covers pharmacology guidelines, including interpretation of minimum inhibitory concentrations, cidal vs. static drugs, approaches to infectious disease cases, reasons for antibiotic failure, dose adjustments in renal dysfunction, pregnancy risk categories, drugs safe in lactation, safe writing skills, and basic mathematical calculations, followed by empiric therapy pending diagnostic results, listing the most common organisms isolated in different infectious disease processes and their treatment, and therapy for specific infections. Subsequent sections list antibiotics, antifungals, antiparasitics, and antivirals, with information on drug use, availability, contraindications, dose, dose adjustments, administration, storage, stability, side effects, potential interactions, pharmacokinetics, and use in pregnancy and lactation.

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Date:Sep 1, 2015
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