Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

A.Y. 2018/2019
9
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
VET/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides basic understanding of the principles of drug administration, pharmacokinetics, biotransformation, pharmacodynamics and drug receptor interaction. The course emphasizes drugs belonging to the main pharmacological and chemotherapeutic classes. The pharmacological bases of veterinary therapy are also provided.
Knowledge in veterinary toxicology is also provided with information on sources of intoxications, acute and chronic toxicity, toxicokinetic, metabolism and mechanism of actions of toxic substances, considering species-specific differences.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Modulo: Farmacologia veterinaria
Course syllabus
MODULE 1: VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY

Prof. Roberto Edoardo Villa

Period: I

CREDITS N° 5
Lessons: 32 hours
Practical activities (Seminars): 8 hours


History of pharmacology (2 h)
Pharmacokinetics ADME (4 ore)
Pharmacodynamics, drug-receptor interaction, dose-response analysis, agonists and antagonists (3 ore)
Regulatory and Maximum Residue Limits (2 ore)
Pharmacy and routes of administration (2 ore)
Drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system (2 ore)
Drugs acting on the central nervous system (1 ore)
Local and general anesthetics (3 ore)
Opioid Analgesic drugs (1 ore)
Steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (4 ore)
Drugs acting on the cardiovascular system (2 ore)
Drugs acting on the airways (1 ore)
Histamine, antihistamine drugs and diuretics (2 ore)
Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system (1 ore)
Antibiotics and pesticides (2 ore)
Practical activities (Seminars)
Seminary - Pharmacology lexicon (2 ore)
Seminary - Pharmacovigilance (2 ore)
Seminary - Pharmaceutical formulation (2 ore)
Seminary - Routes of administration (2 ore)
Modulo: Tossicologia veterinaria
Course syllabus
MODULE 2: Veterinary Toxicology

Prof. Francesca Caloni

SEMESTER: I

CREDITS N° 4

Lessons: 32 hours

Lessons

General Toxicology
Introduction to Veterinary Toxicology course and classification of toxic compounds (1 hour)
Factors affecting toxicity (1 hour)
Acute and chronic toxicity; Toxicokinetic and Toxicodynamic (2 hours)
3Rs in Toxicology (1 hour)
Epidemiology of Poisonings in different animal species ( 3 hours)
Mutagenesis, cancerogenesis, teratogenesis e reproductive effects (3 hours)
Endocrine Disruptor: definition, effects and toxicity of Endocrine Disruptors (1 hour)
Poisoning in domestic animals by:
Poisonous Plants: alkaloids, glycosides, oxalates containing plants and more, responsible of animal intoxication (4 hours)
Mycotoxins: afaltoxins, ochratoxins and fusariotoxins (fumonisins, trichothecens, zearalenone) (4 hours)
Pesticides and intoxications in domestic animals: herbicides, fungicides, insecticides molluscicides rodenticides (4 hours)
Metals: cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead (4 hours)
Industrial Toxicants: ethylene glycol, petroleum (2 hours)
Miscellaneous (2 hours)
Modulo: Farmacologia veterinaria
VET/07 - VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY - University credits: 5
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Shifts:
Attività esercitative GRUPPO per tutti
Professor: Villa Roberto Edoardo
Attività esercitative ripetute a gruppi di studenti
Professor: Cagnardi Petra Pico'
Modulo: Tossicologia veterinaria
VET/07 - VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Caloni Francesca
Professor(s)
Reception:
By appointment from Monday to Friday
Dep. VESPA