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# Calculations for the Veterinary Professional, Revised Edition

Veterinary professionals perform countless calculations on a daily basis. Calculations for the Veterinary Professional combines the perspectives of a pharmacist, the author, Vicki McConnell, and a clinician, the editor, Branston Ritchie, to guide the reader through step-by-step computations followed by practice problems at the end of each section. Veterinary practitioners, students, and technicians will find this a valuable reference. The following topics are covered in this manual: fractions and decimals, scientific notation, temperature and units of volume, equations, ratios and proportions, physical chemistry,  dilution and drug dosing by body surface area, IV drips, oral suspensions, eye drop calibrations, nutritional support and metabolic scaling, and toxicology and blood levels.
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Preface.

1. Math Basics, Part 1.

Fractions and Decimals.

Scientific Notation.

Logarithms.

Ratios.

Proportions.

Temperature.

Units.

Volume.

Physical Chemistry.

Moles.

Millimoles.

Milliequivalents.

Milliosmoles.

Morality.

Normality.

ADrug Dosing by Body Surface Area for Dogs and Cats.

Dropper Calibration.

Density.

1. Math Basics, Part 2.

Dilutions.

Drug Dosing.

Emergency Drugs.

I. V. Drips and Solutions.

I. V. Drips.

I. V. Solutions.

Parts per Million.

Percentages.

Weight/Weight.

Weight/Volume.

Volume/Volume.

Milligram Percent.

Percentage of Error.

Percentage or Alcohol.

PNU per Milliliter.

2. Compounding.

Equations.

Capsules.

Oral Suspensions.

Eye Drops.

Topical Preparations.

Capsules.

Oral Suspensions.

Eye Drops.

Topical Preparations.

3. Nutritional Support.

Determining Nutritional Needs.

Summary Formulas.

Metabolic Scaling.

Basal Energy Requirements.

Parenteral Nutrition.

4. Toxicology.

Formula Summary.

Toxicology Examples.

Appendices.

A. Equations.

B. Abbreviations.

C. Table of Elements.

E. Units and System of Measure.

F. Temperature Conversions.

G. Conversion Factors.

I. Selected Protein-Calorie Supplements.

J. Power Conversions

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Vicki C. McConnell received her BS in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia. She also received her PharmD from the University of Georgia in conjunction with the Medical College of Georgia. She was on staff at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, for nine years. She is currently working for Florida Home Infusion Products, LLP as a consultant and service provider.

Branson W. Ritchie, DVM, PhD, is a distinguished research professor, Department of Small Animal Medicine, College of veterinary medicine, University of Georgia
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Calculations for the Veterinary Professional, Revised Edition
ISBN : 978-0-8138-0879-6
288 pages
February 2002
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