Pharmacist's Corner: Hazardous Drugs

This includes drugs that exhibit one or more of the follow­ing characteristics: carcinogenicity, teratogenicity or other developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity, organ toxicity at low doses, genotoxicity, or having a structure and toxicity profile that mimics an existing drug deter­mined hazardous by the above criteria.

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Client Tutorials

(8 days ago) TUTORIALS FOR ADMINISTERING DRUGS TO PETS. This video series was created to remind you how to administer a drug or to reconstitute an antibiotic. Use these videos per the directions on the prescription label and the orders from your veterinarian. If you have questions, please call your veterinarian for clarification.

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Chemotherapy Guidelines

(9 days ago) All chemotherapy drugs should be regarded as hazardous. We strongly recommend the use of a closed chemotherapy system (e.g. Equashield) for drug preparation and administration as well as the wearing of chemotherapy gowns and approved chemotherapy administration gloves when handling the drugs or items (catheters, needles, and syringes

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Keep Human Medications Away from Pets

(6 days ago) These drugs are used to treat headaches, arthritis, sprains, and other daily discomforts. They are among the most common medications pet owners keep in the house; examples include …

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Veterinary Clinical Medicine

(5 days ago) Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. 244 Small Animal Clinic 1008 West Hazelwood Drive Urbana, Illinois 61802. P: (217) 333-5310 F: (217) 244-1475

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FDA Alert on Flea Medications

(7 days ago) The FDA recently alerted the pet-owning and veterinary public about the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class. Most …

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Free Online C.E. on Opioid Prescribing

(6 days ago) Safe Prescription of Opioids in Veterinary Care is no longer available for free; however, the course is available for a small fee.. Research Says Oral Opioids Don’t Work in Dogs. As a …

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Chemotherapy FAQ

(4 days ago) Some chemotherapy drugs can be extremely irritating to tissues if leakage occurs during injection, which can cause severe inflammation, ulceration, and swelling at the injection site. …

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The College of Veterinary Medicine at Illinois

(6 days ago) By evaluating novel drugs or drug delivery strategies in dogs with spontaneously-arising tumor, the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory is able to collaborate with basic scientists …

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Seizures and Anticonvulsant Medications

(9 days ago) Seizures and Anticonvulsant Medications. Seizures are a clinical manifestation of excessive hypersynchronous neuronal activity. The causes of seizures are due to an inadequate amount …

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Veterinary Drug Xylazine Linked to Human Overdose Deaths

(6 days ago) Xylazine (Rompun®, Sedazine®, AnaSed®) is a medication that is FDA approved for animals only. It is a non-opioid sedative and painkiller. Re­cent reports indicate that it is increasingly …

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Management of Osteoarthritis in the Equine Athlete

(5 days ago) Systemic Therapies for Management of OA. Oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as phenylbutazone (Bute) have been a mainstay of OA treatment for years. …

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Anesthesia for Horse Surgeries in the Field

(1 days ago) Your veterinarian may administer additional anesthetic drugs through the intravenous catheter to maintain your horse in a safe level of anesthesia, depending on how the horse responds to the …

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Cancer Care Clinic

(8 days ago) Partnering with the National Cancer Institute to evaluate new anticancer drugs for dogs and cats. Computerized pressure-sensing gait analysis equipment to evaluate pain in dogs with bone …

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What Is a Beyond Use Date

(4 days ago) Manufactured drugs have expiration dates, which are determined through extensive studies of the drugs’ stability, whereas com­pounded medications use BUDs. A BUD is the time after …

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Carboplatin Beads to Treat Feline Cancer

(8 days ago) Feline injection site sarcoma (FISS) is an aggressive form of cancer in cats associated with the administration of vaccines and injectable medications. It affects as many as 1 in 1,000 …

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TPLO Trial Compares Post-Op Pain Relief

(9 days ago) TPLO Trial Compares Post-Op Pain Relief. Opioids are commonly used in the peri- and post-operative period to manage pain associated with knee surgery in dogs. The recent decrease in …

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Disposing of Unused Medications for Pets

(2 days ago) *The FDA published a paper assessing the environmental concerns and found negligible risk of environmental effects when flushing recommended drugs. Household Trash. If a take-back …

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Treatment of Equine Osteoarthritis: The New Frontier

(3 days ago) ESWT has been applied to treat a multitude of musculoskeletal injuries in horses, including suspensory desmitis, kissing spines, and osteoarthritis. There is an additional analgesic effect, …

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History of the College

(9 days ago) 1991 An era of equine sports medicine research was launched with the acquisition of a horse treadmill capable of carrying a horse galloping at 30 miles per hour. Dr. Jonathan Foreman’s …

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HELPGUIDE.ORG Anxiety Medication

(6 days ago) Beta blockers—including drugs such as propranolol (Inderal) and atenolol (Tenormin)—are a type of medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems. However, they are also …

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Compounded vs Manufactured Medications FAQ

(7 days ago) Compounded drugs can address important medication needs, but unfortunately, they have risks when it comes to safety, quality, and effectiveness since they are not FDA approved. Strength …

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Pharmacist’s Corner: Gabapentin in Veterinary Medicine

(2 days ago) In human medicine, gabapentin is utilized to help neuropathic pain. Neu­ropathic pain is the result of damage to or dysfunction of the nervous system. Gabapentin works by changing the way …

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Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Cyclosporine in Dogs and Cats

(Just Now) Pharmacokinetic monitoring is the measurement of blood or plasma drug concentrations during therapy. For cyclosporine, both peak (2 hours after administration) and trough (just before next …

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Advancing Health by the Numbers

(7 days ago) Pathogens can pass from pets to people. By choosing an antibiotic that is effective against the strain of bacteria, veterinarians can help prevent the development of antimicrobial resistance, …

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Pharmacist's Corner: Expiration Dates

(5 days ago) Expiration dates were enacted to en­sure that every medication contains at least 90% of the labeled dose and toxic degradants don’t exceed acceptable limits. Once the potency drops …

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Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Update on Treatment Options

(Just Now) Cytopoint is an injectable therapy applied to dogs by the veterinarian and its efficacy lasts 4 to 8 weeks. It is safe to be used in dogs of any age, in dogs with other concurrent diseases, and in …

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Novel Probiotic Therapies: Promising Treatments for Chronic

(Just Now) For dogs that require long-term therapy, however, long-term side effects of these drugs can seriously impact quality of life. Probiotics offer a promising alternative to these traditional …

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Illinois Explores New Treatment for Mouth Cancer in Cats

(5 days ago) The Illinois project, led by Drs. Timothy Fan and Alycen Lundberg and co-investigator Prof. Paul Hergenrother, examines a new treatment approach for feline oral squamous cell carcinoma, …

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Equine Medicine & Surgery

(8 days ago) We care for pleasure horses, race horses, breeding horses, and more. We have two climate-controlled equine wards, two equine surgery suites with state-of-the art equipment and padded …

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Antiepileptic Medications

(2 days ago) Excreted potentially hepatotoxic drugs, unchanged in the -3 7 hours 4 8 hours 20 30 h 20-100 ug/mL (seldom performed due to expense and high safety margin) Levels not recommended; …

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Anesthesia & Analgesia in Reptiles

(9 days ago) Administer parenteral drugs in the cranial half of the body The effect of the renal portal system on pharmacokinetic parameters in the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Holz P, …

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Disseminated Idiopathic Myofasciitis Ferrets

(2 days ago) The first case of disseminated idiopathic myofasciitis in ferrets was reported in 2003. Since then, the disease has been linked to a compound formerly used in a canine distemper vaccination …

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