VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

Course Code               Course Description Credit 2

VPC 312:                    General Pharmacology                                                                    

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.

VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY

Course Code               Course Description                                                                            Credit Units

VMB 322:                   General Microbiology                                                                       3

History of Microbiology of organisms, Toxonomy.

Physiology and Biochemistry of organisms. Bacteriological

methods and techniques. Sterilization and Disinfection.

Antibiotics, Environmental bacteriology.

VMB 324:                   Veterinary Immunology                                                                    1

Historical perspectives. Review of the anatomy and

histology of immunological organs, Macrophages,

lymphocytes and plasma cells. Cytokines and

Immune responses. Antigen reaction. Principles

of Immunotherapy. Vaccines, Immunization and

Immunological aspects of cancer.

VMB 411:                   Pathogenic Bacteriology & Mycology                                             4

General characteristics, growth requirements,

resistance, pathogenicity, immunity, diagnosis

and public health significance of animal pathogens.

Fungi, Rickettsia and related organisms. Mycoplasma

and related organisms.

VMB 422:                   Virology                                                                                              2

Structure, characteristics and classification of

viruses. Pathogenesis, immunity and transmission

of viruses. Nature and importance of prions and

virions.