Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine. 5th Edition

  • ID: 2505190
  • Book
  • 704 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Fifth Edition of Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, the most comprehensive reference available on veterinary antimicrobial drug use, has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the rapid advancements in the field of antimicrobial therapy. Encompassing all aspects of antimicrobial drug use in animals, the book provides detailed coverage of virtually all types of antimicrobials relevant to animal health. Now with a new chapter on antimicrobial therapy in zoo animals, Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine offers a wealth of invaluable information for appropriately prescribing antimicrobial therapies and shaping public policy.

Divided into four sections covering general principles of antimicrobial therapy, classes of antimicrobial agents, special considerations, and antimicrobial drug use in multiple animal species, the text is enhanced by tables, diagrams, and photos. Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine is an essential resource for anyone concerned with the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs, including veterinary practitioners, students, public health veterinarians, and industry and research scientists.

Key features 

  • Presents a comprehensive reference on veterinary applications for antimicrobial drugs, written by leaders in the field
  • Provides a fully up–to–date, current resource on antimicrobial therapy, with updates through the book
  • Features a new chapter on antimicrobial therapy in zoological species
  • Covers common infectious diseases and appropriate dosages for frequently used antimicrobial agents in many species
  • Offers tables, diagrams, and photos to supplement the text
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Contributors ix

Preface xiii

Important Notice xv

Abbreviations xvii

Section I General Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy 1

1 Antimicrobial Drug Action and Interaction: An Introduction 3Steeve Giguère

2 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methods and Interpretation of Results 11Joseph E. Rubin

3 Antimicrobial Resistance and its Epidemiology 21Patrick Boerlin and David G. White

4 Principles of Antimicrobial Drug Bioavailability and Disposition 41J. Desmond Baggot and Steeve Giguère

5 The Pharmacodynamics of Antimicrobial Agents 79Marilyn N. Martinez, Pierre–Louis Toutain, and John Turnidge

6 Principles of Antimicrobial Drug Selection and Use 105Steeve Giguère

7 Antimicrobial Stewardship in Animals 117J. Scott Weese, Stephen W. Page, and John F. Prescott

Section II Classes of Antimicrobial Agents 133

8 Beta–lactam Antibiotics: Penam Penicillins 135John F. Prescott

9 Beta–lactam Antibiotics: Cephalosporins 153John F. Prescott

10 Other Beta–lactam Antibiotics: Beta–lactamase Inhibitors, Carbapenems, and Monobactams 175John F. Prescott

11 Peptide Antibiotics: Polymyxins, Glycopeptides, Bacitracin, and Fosfomycin 189Patricia M. Dowling

12 Lincosamides, Pleuromutilins, and Streptogramins 199Steeve Giguère

13 Macrolides, Azalides, and Ketolides 211Steeve Giguère

14 Aminoglycosides and Aminocyclitols 233Patricia M. Dowling

15 Tetracyclines 257Jérôme R.E. del Castillo

16 Chloramphenicol, Thiamphenicol, and Florfenicol 269Patricia M. Dowling

17 Sulfonamides, Diaminopyrimidines, and Their Combinations 279John F. Prescott

18 Fluoroquinolones 295Steeve Giguère and Patricia M. Dowling

19 Miscellaneous Antimicrobials: Ionophores, Nitrofurans, Nitroimidazoles, Rifamycins, and Others 315Patricia M. Dowling

20 Antifungal Chemotherapy 333Steeve Giguère

Section III Special Considerations 357

21 Prophylactic Use of Antimicrobial Agents, and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy for the Neutropenic Patient 359Steeve Giguère, Anthony C.G. Abrams–Ogg, and Stephen A. Kruth

22 Performance Uses of Antimicrobial Agents and Non–antimicrobial Alternatives 379Thomas R. Shryock and Stephen W. Page

23 Antimicrobial Therapy of Selected Organ Systems 395Patricia M. Dowling

24 Antimicrobial Therapy of Selected Bacterial Infections 421Steeve Giguère

25 Antimicrobial Drug Residues in Foods of Animal Origin 431Patricia M. Dowling

26 Regulation of Antimicrobial Use in Animals 443Karolina Törneke and Christopher Boland

Section iv A ntimicrobial Drug Use in Selected Animal Species 455

27 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Horses 457Steeve Giguère and Tiago Afonso

28 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Dogs and Cats 473Jane E. Sykes

29 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Cattle 495Michael D. Apley and Johann F. Coetzee

30 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Mastitis 519Sarah Wagner and Ron Erskine

31 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Sheep and Goats 529Chris R. Clark

32 Antimicrobial Drug Use in New World Camelids 541Christopher K. Cebra and Margaret L. Cebra

33 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Swine 553David G.S. Burch

34 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Poultry 569Charles L. Hofacre, Jenny A. Fricke, and Tom Inglis

35 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Companion Birds 589Keven Flammer

36 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Rabbits, Rodents, and Ferrets 601Colette L. Wheler

37 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Reptiles 623Ramiro Isaza and Elliott R. Jacobson

38 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Zoological Animals 637Ellen Wiedner and Robert P. Hunter

39 Antimicrobial Drug Use in Aquaculture 645Renate Reimschuessel, Ron A. Miller, and Charles M. Gieseker

Index 663

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Overall, this book provides an excellent resource for the whole topic of veterinary prescribing of antibacterial and antifungal drugs from both a veterinary clinical and a public health viewpoint.   (Veterinary Record, 31 May 2014)

The result is a solid textbook highly recommended for any veterinary reference library.   (Midwest Book Review, 1 March 2014)

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