Veterinary pharmacology and biotechnology law

A.Y. 2016/2017
9
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
VET/07 VET/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Aim of the course is to provide suitable knowledge on kinetics and dynamics of drugs and toxic compounds, specific information on the main pharmacological classes used in veterinary species and to provide understanding on the main sources and classes of toxic substances found in veterinary species.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Course syllabus
LESSONS (40 HOURS)
Introduction to pharmacology and toxicology, concept of drug and toxic. Classification and toxicity of the residues. Factors influencing the activity of drugs and toxic. Mode of action of drugs and toxic. Dynamic and receptors. Kinetics of drugs and toxic: absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion. Toxicity studies. Evaluation of the NOEL and ADI. Residues of drugs and chemicals in food. MRLs and withdrawal times of drugs in foodstuffs of animal origin. Ecotoxicity. Environmental pollution from industrial, agricultural and therapeutic origin.
General principles on the various classes of drugs and toxic: Chemotherapy of microbial infections, microbial resistance and drugs used. Antihelmintics. Antiprotozoarian drugs. Antimycotic drugs. Non-steroidal and steroidal antinflammatory drugs. Analgesics. Anti-histaminic drugs. Diuretics. Drugs acting on autonomic and somatic central nervous system. Cardiocirculatory drugs. Drugs acting on digestive tract and respiratory system.
Classes of toxics: Metals. Poisonous plants. Mycotoxins and Fumonisins. Pesticides. Rodenticides. PCB and dioxins.


SEMINARS (16 HOURS)
Visit to Pharmaco-toxicological analytical Laboratory
Seminar on kinetic studies: applying kinetic models (Computer Lab)
Seminar on animal models for drugs and toxins administrations
Biotechnology law and patents
Course syllabus
LESSONS (16 ORE)

Introduction to law, principles of the Italian and European institutions. The sale of transgenic animals:
-legislation on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes;
-law concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work;
-law on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions;
-Veterinary, Food and Feed Law, the general principles and requirements of food law and food safety; EC Regulation no. 178/2002 on Food Security and the EU Reg. No. 2283/2015 relating to novel foods.
-law on procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for veterinary use;
-law on the provision of food information to consumers and feed;
-legislation on genetically modified food and feed.
The nanotechnology: legislation on engineered nanomaterials in the food and feed sector, and approaches for safety assessment;
-law on use of stem cells in veterinary medicine.
-environmental law.

SEMINARS (16 HOURS)
Visit to EFSA
Drafting of security protocols in laboratories.
Seminars on EFSA opinions on GMOs, engineered nanotechnology in feed and food
Analysis of EFSA opinions on the environmental impact assessment.
Biotechnology law and patents
VET/07 - VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Ruffo Giancarlo
Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
VET/07 - VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours