• 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.

  • 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

  • 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.