Veterinary drugs

Course Code :2005FBDFAZ
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Cannot be followed with 2nd bachelor courses
Contact hours:22.5
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Peter Bols

3. Course contents *

The first part consists of a very substantial introduction discussing several important aspects of veterinary physiology which are very important to explain several species specific physiological mechanisms that are important for veterinary drug action. Examples include the digestive tract of ruminants and the sexual cycle types for different species. It is impossible to understand specific veterinary drug use without knowledge and insights in these specific physiological mechanisms.

Secondly, some legal aspects of the use of veterinary drugs are discussed with special attention to food safety when using drugs in livestock species: withdrawal time. Subsequently, specific economic contexts are clarified in which livestoch species are kept and produced to understand the context of veterinary drug use. This includes ample information on the structure of different parts of livestock production: cows, pigs, chicken ... Lots of information is given on general aspects of veterinary drug use: mass medication, prevention, metaphylaxia, vaccination ...

Extra time is spent on the explanation of different forms of application which are typical for veterinary use: intra-ruminal boli, intravaginal devices, intramammary treatment ...

Finally, a short description is given on the most frequently used classes of veterinary drugs: antibiotics, anthelmintics, nsaids ... Important species specific use is discussed.

Additional aspects of pharmacovigilance and the retrieval of objective drug information are discussed.