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Module Code - Title:

EV4017 - EQUINE PHARMACOLOGY

Year Last Offered:

2021/2

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

4

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

6

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

To acquaint students with the classes of drugs which are of relevance to equine medicine and to provide an insight to the factors that determine species differences in drug response.

Syllabus:

To acquaint students with the classes of drugs which are of relevance to equine medicine and to provide an insight to the factors that determine species differences in drug response. Classification of drugs and sources of information on drugs. Drug dosage forms and routes of administration. Processes of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Basic principles of pharmacokinetics. Pharmacological effects, mechanism of action and fate of therapeutic agents that affect various systems of the body (equine), with particular emphasis on drugs affecting the musculo-skeletal and respiratory systems; Antimicrobial drugs; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; Anthelmintic medication; Applied toxicology; Drug assay methodology; Drug licensing, registration and legislation. Performance enhancing drugs, mechanism of action and current legislation; Doping, current doping problems in the equine industry; international trends; diagnostic assays and their sensitivities.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

Understand the fundamental aspects of pharmacology. Describe the structure and function of commonly used therapeutic agents. Describe how therapeutic agents are absorbed, distributed and metabolized.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Differentiate various drug classes. Embrace the scientific principles of pharmacokinetics and the concept of structure function interactions amongst therapeutic agents.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

Identify common therapeutic agents on the basis of chemical formulae. Demonstrate proficiency in the design and evaluation of anthelminthic programmes for equines.

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

This module is delivered in the form of 2 hour lectures and . Public folders are used to distribute lecture material and provide access to relevant scientific journal articles.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

The module is constantly updated as scientific literature on relevant topics becomes available.

Prime Texts:

Bertone, Joseph (2004) Equine clinical pharmacology , Edinburgh : Saunders
Barragry, Thomas B (1994) Veterinary drug therapy , Philadelphia ; London : Lea & Febiger, 1994

Other Relevant Texts:

Adams, H. Richard (2001) Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics , Blackwell Publishing

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Autumn - 08/09

Module Leader:

bridget.younge@ul.ie