Elements of equine pharmacology and toxicology, horsemeat inspection
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide the student with basic pharmacological knowledge relative to pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and drug-receptor interactions
Provide information relative to the concept of drug-resistance
As per First Degree Course
Course contents summary
The Course provides students with elements of general Pharmacology including Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics with particular emphasis on the action of drugs, receptors, the agonist-antagonist concept, therapeutic indications, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Additionally, the student is expected to be familiar with the drugs that act on the central, automonous and somatic nervous system, adrenergic and cholinergic pharmacology, antiseptics and disinfectants, drugs that act on gastrointestinal functions, mechanisms of action of the main classes of chemotherapeutic drugs and the phenomenon of drug-resistance
ADAMS H.R. - 'Farmacologia e Terapeutica Veterinaria', 2a Edizione italiana a cura del Prof. Carlo Beretta, Edizioni Medico Scientifiche Internazionali - Roma, 1999.
The recommended text is a Pharmacology and Veterinary Therapy text. Students only need to study the parts regarding the pharmacology included in the programme. The students are, however, reminded that the text must be integrated with classroom lectures.