Following successful completion of the course, students will know all basic principles of therapy of the major diseases of animals.Students will be expected to develop a thorouhg understanding of how properly to use drugs in animals and should be able to develop a treatment program for most major small animals and livestock diseases.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Correlation of Phramacokinetic (PK) and Pharmacodynamic (PD) parameters of the drugs; How PK/PD correlations describe or predict the efficacy of the drugs; Application in veterinary clinical practice. How diseases affect the drugs’ PK (influence of the disease on the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and re-absorption of the drug) and PD parameters (receptors).Influence of genetic variations on the drug effect.Drug interactions when administered with food and/or water.Antimicrobial chemotherapy.Influence of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) diseases on the PK/PD parameters of the drug.Influence of liver and renal diseases on the PK/PD parameters of the drug.Influence of heart diseases on the PK/PD parameters of the drug.Drugs used in the management of the reproductive system of female and male animals
Additional bibliography for study
Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Dawn Merton Boothe
Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Mark G. Papich; Jim E. Riviere (Editors)
Clinical Pharmacokinetis and Pharmacodynamics, Concepts and Applications- M. Rowland; T.N. Tozer
Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine- S.Giguere, J.F.Prescott, J.D. Baggot, R.D. Walker, P.M. Dowwling