Note that the most current version is the 6th edition, released in 2008, so this is really out of date.
The goal of the VDH remains the same as with the first two editions, namely to be a “…quality, single-volume, veterinary drug reference, particularly one that included information on not only those drugs approved for use in veterinary species, but also those non-approved
(“human”) drugs that are routinely used 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 lists drugs by their classification or major indication. This 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.