Donald C. Plumb
Preface to the Third Edition
The goal of the VDH remains the same as with the first two edison, names to be a “… quality, single-volume, veterinary drug reference, particularly one that include information on not only those drug approved for use in veterinary species, but also those non-approved (“human”) drugs that are routinely use in veterinary practices today”.
The major changes to this work are the addition of a new appendix on small animal therapeutic diets, an additional 27+ drug monographs, an update of the older monographs, and a new separate index that list drugs by their classification or major indication. That last change should allow a quick comparison of potential therapeutic options available for a given condition/species. I hope the reader will find this new version a welcome addition to their reference armamentarium.