This reference presents the essential information that veterinary practitioners and students need to know about systemeic drugs. It covers drugs approved for use in veterinary species as well as the "human" drugs used in veterinary practice today. Both trade and generic names are given. This text is intended to complement in-depth references in pharmacology, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. Individual monographs include information on: chemical characteristics; storage, stability and physical compatability; pharmacology; pharmacokinetics; uses and indications; contraindications, precautions and reproductive safety; adverse effects and warnings; overdose and/or acute toxicity; drug-drug and drug-laboratory test interactions; dosages by species and indication; monitoring parameters; client information; dosage forms available; and approval status and withdrawal times. An appendix supplies additional information on: abbreviations used in prescription writing; solubility definitions; conversion tables, millequivalents and molecular weights; normal vital signs; oestrus and gestation periods for dogs and cats; reference laboratory values for dogs, cats, cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine; veterinary drug company addresses and telephone numbers; and important telephone numbers.