CLINICAL NEUROPHARMACOLOGY AND BEHAVIOURAL PHARMACOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide the student specific knowledge about the correct choice and use of drugs against behavioral disorders in small animals.
As per First Degree Course
Course contents summary
The course includes frontal lessons which provide knowledge about general pharmacology and the most relevant groups of drugs employed for behavioral disorders; moreover teachers and students will discuss clinical cases and the best therapeutic choice for the animals. Furthermore, the course will provide also knowledge about drug interactions and the specific treatment of pediatric patients.
Drug used in behavioral disorders:
Sedatives and tranquilizers; anesthetic drugs; antidepressant (TCA, SSRI, IMAO, etc.), other drugs (hormones, opioid drugs, amphetamines)
Non-pharmacological approach to main behavioral disorders in dog and cat. Therapeutic choice. Restraint methods for aggressive or wild animals. Interactions between drugs. Treating the pediatric patient.
Colangeli - Fassola Giussani - Merola - Possenti Medicina Comportamentale del cane e del Gatto e di nuovi animali da Compagnia Poletto Editore 2015;
Sharon Crowell-Davis, Thomas Murray
2006 Blackwell Publishing
Frontal lessons and practicals (clinical case discussion, therapy selection criteria, video).
Assessment methods and criteria