Book Review

Handbook of Veterinary Drugs (2nd ed.)

Dana G. Allen, John K. Pringle, and Dale A. Smith with Kirby Pasloske and Kendra Day

This handy, pocket-sized reference for veterinary drug information is a “must have” for the veterinary compounder or practitioner.

An affordably priced, 886-page, pocket-sized handbook, the second edition of the Handbook of Veterinary Drugs is a great tool for any compounding pharmacist or veterinarian. It is complete, concise, and practical, and information is easily accessible. This reference covers a wide variety of drugs for different species, from dogs to horses, parrots to snakes, and rabbits to ferrets. It contains complete coverage of medications and treatments for small and large animals, avians, and exotic animals. It is organized first by the type of animal and then by the drug name. Each drug listing includes indications, adverse and common side effects, drug interactions, drug products, and other uses. Drugs (generic and trade) and diseases are indexed in an easy-tofind format. Each section also includes charts and tables that aid in the dosing and conversion of formulas for different species. This user-friendly reference offers quick and accurate drug information for the veterinary practitioner.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Mar/Apr 2001