New dermatology drug handbook
CVM faculty members are authors of new dermatology drug handbook
Canine and Feline Dermatology Drug Handbook, a new book by Drs. Sandra N. Koch, assistant clinical professor, Sheila F. Torres, associate professor, and Donald C. Plumb, a former director of pharmacy services and hospital director at the Veterinary Medical Center, has been published by Wiley-Blackwell.
The comprehensive handbook summarizes dermatological drugs for feline and canine patients, covering oral, topical, and injectable medications suitable for cats and dogs. Vital information given for each drug includes indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, dosage, formulations, side-effects, drug interactions. and monitoring. Both American and European trade names are provided alongside generic names for ease of reference.
The book is divided into four sections. The first covers systemic dermatological agents. The second section presents topical dermatological agents. The third section covers allergen-specific immunotherapy. The fourth section lists dermatological conditions and the drugs commonly used to treat each disease, and directs the reader to the information on those drugs.
The book can be ordered online at Amazon.com at www.amazon.com/Canine-Feline-Dermatology-Drug-Handbook/dp/1405198966/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330707469&sr=8-1-spell. A Kindle edition is also available.