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Essentials of Toxicology

Vijay Kumar Matham (Author)

Toxicology, in recent years, has acquired greater importance than ever before because of increasing and indiscriminate use of farm chemicals and drugs accompanied by rapid degrading impact of environmental pollution on health of animals. The indiscriminate feeding habits of domestic animals especially in developing countries mmake them more prone to the impact of natural toxicants like Phytotoxins and Mycotoxins.

 Toxicology has been recognized as a separate discipline in all sciences both at undergraduate and post graduate levels for the last four decades and lot of emphasis has been given on its teaching, research and practical utility form clinical point of view.

This book was written with tow goals in mind (i) to provide a textbook for students that would supplement their classroom instruction and (ii)to supply a valuable aid to practitioners.

The book has been prepared in a most comprehensive manner with up to date references which offers invaluable, clinically oriented guidance on numerous potentially toxic substances. In addition, to covering traditional and non-traditional areas of toxicology it provides a wealth of quick reference charts and tables that gives vital information at your finger tips.

Outstanding features. Completely updated toxicology information with flow charts for easy understanding. Detailed treatment of a wide variety of common poisonous substances. Key tables on various poisonous substances that provide instant access to critical information affecting recognition and treatment of intoxications. Colourful illustrations of numerous Phytotoxins and Zootoxins for easy identification in field conditions.

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About the author

Vijay Kumar Matham

Dr. Vijay Kumar. M has completed his B.V.Sc & A.H and M.V.Sc (Pharmacology & Toxicology) from College of Veterinary Sciences, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He worked one year in private pharmaceutical industry and then worked as Veterinary Assistant Surgeon for 2 years in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Andhra Pradesh, presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Bidar, Karnataka.

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Bibliographic information

Title Essentials of Toxicology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.10.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380235783
length xiv+424p., Illustrations; Appendices; Index; 25cm.