Course Code               Course Description                                                        Credit Units

VPC 312:                    General Pharmacology                                                                     2

History and basic principles of Veterinary

Pharmacology and toxicology including drug

forms, excretion, mechanisms of action and

drug qua ntitation. General pharmacology of

the autoncmic and central nervous systems.



VPC 411:                    Systemic Veterinary Pharmacology                                                3

Drugs acting on the digestive, renal,

cardiovascular, endocrine, reproductive, and

respiratory systems of animals. Principles of

hypersensitivity, histamine, serotonin,

prostaglandins, cytokines and related substances.

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances.

VPC 422:                    Veterinary Chemotherapy                                                               3

A study of chemotherapeutic agents including

anti-protozoal, anti-cancer drugs, anthelmintics,

antiseptics, disinfectants, vitamins and immune

therapeutic drugs. Antimicrobial resistance.

VPC 424:                    Veterinary Toxicology                                                                      2

General principles of toxicology. Toxicology

of heavy metals, poisonous plants, toxins,

nitrates, cyanides and environmental toxicology.

Toxicological antidotes and clinical usages.

VPC 511:                    Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy                       2

Principles of drugs dependency, compounding

and prescription. Common drug abbreviations.

Apothecary and avoirdupois weights, household

equivalents of weights and measures. The

therapeutic strategies: choice of drugs and monitoring

of therapeutic responses. Organization of pharmacy

inventory in a Veterinary hospital. Veterinary

form ulary. Medicinal plants of veterinary importance.