Comparative and Veterinary Pharmacology

Comparative and Veterinary Pharmacology

Hardback Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology

Volume editor Fiona Cunningham, Volume editor Jonathan Elliott, Volume editor Peter Lees

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Format: Hardback | 348 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 240mm x 18mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 29 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3642103235
  • ISBN 13: 9783642103230
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 30 black & white illustrations, biography

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The human-animal bond has evolved and diversi?ed down the ages. Dogs, cats and even horses, have long ful?lled the role of faithful companion and indeed, as exempli?ed by the introduction of seeing and hearing dogs, there may be a critical level of co-dependency between the species. In the twenty-?rst century, the animal types that are kept as pets in many parts of the world are extensive ranging from reptiles through rodents to ruminants and beyond. As would be predicted by the nature of the relationship, the approach to treatment of a companion animal is often closely aligned to that which would have been offered to their owner. However, an increasing awareness of welfare issues, such as the recognition that animals expe- ence pain and the proven bene?ts of disease prevention in intensive farming units, together with the growth in zoos and wildlife parks, has increased the likelihood of food producing and non-domesticated animals receiving medicinal products during their life-time. Although many of the individual drugs or classes of drugs administered to animals are the same as, or derived from, those given to man, the safe and effective use of drugs in animals often cannot be achieved by simply transposing knowledge of drug action on, or behaviour in, the body from one species to another. The impact of the anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological variability that spans the animal kingdom can often profoundly alter drug response.

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Topics in Veterinary Pharmacology.- Species Differences in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.- Comparative and Veterinary Pharmacogenomics.- Drug Delivery Systems in Domestic Animal Species.- Population Medicine and Control of Epidemics.- Interspecies Allometric Scaling.- Pain and Analgesia in Domestic Animals.- New Technologies for Application to Veterinary Therapeutics.- The Interface of Veterinary Pharmacology and Man.- Genetically Modified Animals and Pharmacological Research.- Antimicrobial Drug Resistance.- Drug Residues.- Veterinary Medicines and the Environment.- Veterinary Medicines and Competition Animals: The Question of Medication Versus Doping Control.