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Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine
Fourth edition
edited by Steeve Gigučre

Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Fourth Edition has been restructured, completely updated, and considerably expanded beyond previous versions.

Divided into four sections, highlights of this edition include new chapters on:

  • pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships of antimicrobial agents
  • prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents
  • antimicrobial chemotherapy for the neutropenic patient
  • prudent use of antimicrobial agents,
  • antimicrobial therapy in New World camelids

The Fourth Edition includes coverage of the most recent antimicrobial agents developed for use in human or veterinary medicine.


Section I - General Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy

  1. Antimicrobial drug action and interaction: an introduction
  2. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and interpretation of results
  3. Antimicrobial drug resistance and its epidmiology
  4. Principles of antimicrobial drug bioavailability and disposition
  5. The pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) relationship of antimicrobial agents
  6. Principles of antimicrobial drug selection and use

Section II - Classes of Antimicrobial Agents

  1. Beta-lactam antibiotics: penam penicillins
  2. Other beta-lactam antibiotics: beta-lactamase inhibitors, carbapenems, and monobactms
  3. Peptide antibiotics: polymyxins, glycopeptides, streptogramins, and bacitracin
  4. Lincosamindes, macrolides, and pleuromutilins
  5. Macrolides, azalides, and ketolides
  6. Aminoglycosides and aminocyclitols
  7. Tetracyclines
  8. Chloramphenicol, thiamphenicol, and florfenicol
  9. Sulfonamindes and diaminopyrimidines, and their combinations
  10. Fluoroquinolones
  11. Misc. antibiotics: ionophores, nitrofurans, nitroimidazoles, rifamycins, and others
  12. Antifungal chemotherapy
  13. Antiviral chemotherapy

Section III - Special Considerations

  1. Prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents and antimicrobial chemotherapy for the neutropenic patient
  2. Antimicrobial therapy of selected organ systems
  3. Antimicrobial therapy of selected bacterial infections
  4. Growth promotion uses of antimicrobial agents
  5. Antimicrobial drug residues in foods of animal origin
  6. Regulation of antibiotic use in animals
  7. Preduent use of antimicrobial agents

Section IV - Antimicrobial Drug Use in Selected Animal Species

  1. Antimicrobial drug use in horses
  2. Antimicrobial drug use in dogs and cats
  3. Antimicrobial drug use in cattle
  4. Antimicrobial drug use in bovine mastitis
  5. Antimicrobial drug use in in sheep and goats
  6. Antimicrobial drug use in new world camelids
  7. Antimicrobial drug use in swine
  8. Antimicrobial drug use in poultry
  9. Antimicrobial drug use in companion birds
  10. Antimicrobial drug use in rodents, rabbits and ferrets
  11. Antimicrobial drug use in reptiles
  12. Antimicrobial drug use in aquaculture


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Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine
Fourth edition
edited by Steeve Gigučre

2006 • 626 pages • $128.95 + shipping
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