Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals
Robert Bill

You may purchase this book on Amazon.com.Review by Kathy Lyon  
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 This revised edition is pocket-sized, covering math fundamentals, metric and non-metric conversions. Although the date is 2009, the material is still current and the math hasn’t changed. Also provided is a step-by-step formula for performing calculations. The book includes a current section on dilutions and fluid therapy.

The book does not easily lay flat and would require breaking the spine to do so. One reason spiral-bound books are often preferred.

If the reader is math-impaired, this book will lead you by the hand through the various problems. If one is better at math, this may be overkill. For Instance, If a patient has been given 100 mg tabs and the owner wishes to give it smaller tabs, how many 50 mg tabs should it be given for 35 days’ dosage. The book walks the reader through a page and a half of calculations to arrive at the total of 70.

Moving on, the book explains such detail as measurement marking on syringes, abbreviations for dose intervals, use of metric to describe concentrations of liquids, and essential information as labeling requirements for legal descriptions, interpretation of codes for routes of administration, conversion of animal’s weight to determine dosage, what to do when tablet doses do not come out even, common mistakes, determining fluid rate delivery through IV set. Setting the drip chamber rate, determining the total volume delivered over time and calculating infusion rate when adding drugs to IV fluids.

This book contains enough information to qualify it for the most-used book on your shelf. The technicians in the practice should make it a practice to review one chapter or section a month and take the tests provided in the book.

The book is highly recommended for every practice.

Published: Wiley-Blackwell. Paper cover, 425 pages, 2009, octavo

ISSN: 9780813823638


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
 
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* Mosby PDQ (VSPN Review)
 
* Plumb's Drug 6th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Saunders Vet. Dict. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* TARGET: The Antimicrobial Reference Guide to Effective Treatment, 4th Ed.
 
* Veterinary Instruments and Equipment: A Pocket Guide, 2nd Ed.(VSPN Review)
 
A Veterinary Technicians Guide to Exotic Animal Care, 2nd Edition (VSPN)
 
An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology3rd Ed (VSPN)
 
Anthology of Biosafety: XIII Animal Production and Protection (VSPN)
 
Atlas of Feline Anatomy for Veterinarians, Second Ed
 
Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammal, 2nd Ed.
 
Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult, 2nd Ed (VSPN)
 
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 4th Ed
 
BSAVA Manual of Exotic Pets, 5th Ed.
 
Color Atlas of Allergic Diseases (VSPN)
 
Color Atlas of Veterinary Histology, 3rd ed (VSPN Review)
 
Concise Review of Veterinary Microbiology, 2nd Ed. (VSPN)
 
Dictionary of Veterinary Terms: Vet-Speak for Non-Veterinarian (VSPN Review)
 
Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (VSPN)
 
Duke’s Physiology of Domestic Animals, 13th Ed.
 
Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian, 3rd Edition (VSPN)
 
Encyclopedia of Canine Clinical Nutrition
 
Encyclopedia of Feline Clinical Nutrition (VSPN)
 
Essentials Language (VSPN Review)
 
Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, 3rd ed, Volumes I and II (VSPN)
 
Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 5th ed ( VSPN )
 
Hemoparasites of the Reptilia-Color Atlas & Text (VSPN)
 
Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Ed.
 
Introduction to Medical Terminology (VSPN Review)
 
Learning Terminology 2nd Ed.
 
Learning Terminology 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, Part I and II, 6th (VSPN)
 
Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (VSPN Review)
 
Medical Language for Modern Health Care (VSPN Review)
 
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Medical Terminology (VSPN Review)
 
Medical Terminology A Programmed Approach, 2nd Ed (VSPN)
 
Medical Terminology For Health Professionals: 6th Ed.
 
Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 7th Ed (VSPN)
 
Medical Terminology Made Easy, 4th Ed.
 
Medical Terminology: Language for Health Care, 3rd Edition (VSPN)
 
Medical Terminology: programmed system approach 10th ed.
 
Pocket APA 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Poisonous 2 Pets – Plants Poisonous to Dogs and Cats
 
Saunders Equine Formulary, 2nd Ed (VSPN)
 
Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, 3rd Edition (VSPN Review)
 
Saunders Vet. Drugs 2nd Ed.
 
Sloane’s Medical Word Book, 5th Ed
 
Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis (VSPN)
 
The Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology (VSPN)
 
The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook, 5th ED (VSPN)
 
Tilapia Culture
 
Urban Wildlife Management, 2nd Edition
 
Vet. Parasitology Ref. 5th Ed.
 
Vet. Terminology 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques; A Practical Guide, 1st Ed (VSPN Review)
 
* Saunders Terminology (VSPN Review)
 
* The Merck Veterinary Manual, 10th Ed.
 
* Vet. Tech. Pocket (VSPN Review)
 
*Vet. Tech. Dog Cat 2nd Ed.
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Epidemiology
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Ophthalmology
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Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
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Reproduction
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Research
Respiratory
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Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
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Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
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Date Published: June 21, 2016

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