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Calculations for the Veterinary Professional, Revised Edition

Calculations for the Veterinary Professional, Revised Edition

Vicki C. McConnell (Editor), Branson W. Ritchie (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-813-82272-3

May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

288 pages

$48.99

Description

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.
Preface.

1. Math Basics, Part 1.

Fractions and Decimals.

Scientific Notation.

Logarithms.

Ratios ad Proportions.

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.

Adjusted 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.

H. Answers to Practice Problems.

I. Selected Protein-Calorie Supplements.

J. Power Conversions