• Part I Principles of Veterinary Psychopharmacology 1
1 General Principles of Psychopharmacology 3
2 Amino Acid Neurotransmitters: Glutamate, GABA, and the Pharmacology of Benzodiazepines 11
3 Biogenic Amine Neurotransmitters: Serotonin 21
4 Biogenic Amine Transmitters: Acetylcholine, Norepinephrine, and Dopamine 29
5 Neuropeptides: Opioids and Oxytocin 43
• Part II Practice of Veterinary Psychopharmacology 51
6 Introduction to Clinical Psychopharmacology for Veterinary Medicine 53
7 Benzodiazepines 67
8 Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors 103
9 Miscellaneous Serotonergic Agents 129
10 Anticonvulsants and Mood Stabilizers 147
11 Sympatholytic Agents 157
12 N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Antagonists 171
13 Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors 185
14 Antipsychotics 201
15 CNS Stimulants 217
16 Tricyclic Antidepressants 231
17 Opioids and Opioid Antagonists 257
18 Hormones 269
19 Combinations 281
This fully revised Second Edition of Veterinary Psychopharmacology offers an authoritative reference to the drugs prescribed to treat psychiatric, psychological, and behavioral disorders in pets. Designed to be an accessible resource, the text is divided into sections on psychopharmacologic principles and clinical psychopharmacology. Comprehensive in scope, the book contains detailed information on pharmacologic intervention for pet mental health and behavior issues, offers thorough explanations of options, and explores why a particular drug should be prescribed and why it works.
Updated to include the recent advances in psychopharmacology for pets, the Second Edition includes new chapters that cover the principles of psychopharmacology, miscellaneous serotonergic agents, anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers, sympatholytic agents, and NMDA antagonists. In addition, the text explains the drug options, including all the information necessary to correct dysfunctions in the brain’s chemistry through pharmacologic treatment.
This important resource:
• Presents an updated and comprehensive resource for pharmacologic treatments for pet, equine, and zoo animal psychiatric disorders and behavior problems
• Contains in-depth information on drugs that promote neurochemical changes that will alter the mood, emotional state, reactivity, and behavior of the patient, including prescribing options and mechanisms of action
• Includes new chapters on the principles of psychopharmacology, miscellaneous serotonergic agents, mood stabilizers, sympatholytic agents, and NMDA antagonists
• Written for veterinarians, veterinary behaviorists, and veterinary students, the updated second edition of Veterinary Psychopharmacology is a complete source for current knowledge on pharmacologic behavior modification.
• Sharon L. Crowell-Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVB, is a Professor of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA.
• Thomas F. Murray, PhD, is a Professor of Pharmacology and Provost of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
• Leticia Mattos de Souza Dantas, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA. She is also the Director and Co-founder of ZooPsych, Inc., a consultancy in Clinical Behavioral Medicine & Therapy in Georgia, USA.