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A Field Guide to Common Animal Poisons Plastic Comb – May 12 1999

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A Field Guide to Common Animal Poisons is organized as a quickreference for veterinary practitioners and veterinary students. Thesix major sections of the book are

  • Prevalence of Animal Exposure to Toxins: Exposure isdefined as common or uncommon; common exposures are divided byspecies and physiological system.

  • Treatment Regimens: regimens are categorized as general,supportive, and specific; therapeutic agents, dosage regimens andsuppliers are listed.

  • Toxin Summaries: 1- to-2-page synopses of factsapplicable to the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of eachtoxin.

  • Selected Bibliographies: Books and journals thatcomplement the references l sited on the page for each toxin.

  • Additional Sources of Information: Colleges ofveterinary medicine, accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratories,and poison control centers are listed by state; Canadian collegesof veterinary medicine are listed by province.

  • Indices to Toxins: Indexed by clinical signs, diagnostictest results, and toxin names.

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If you have livestock that graze or you are feeding hay you did not personally cut, this book/manual is essential. Unfortunately, "A Field Guide to Common Animal Poisons" is completely free of any taxonomic keys for the plants and fungi it lists as poisonous, or any imagery of any, REPEAT ANY, of the items of any of the classes of toxins contained within its' covers. This is in direct conflict with the title that infers field guidance. That said, it is a thorough listing of toxins that can affect your animals and the sources, toxicity, basic signs and symptomology of poisoning, and treatment (the last of which is most likely best left to your vet to deal with).