ANPH 504 Veterinary Pharmacology I

(3 cr.) (Didactic) In this course, the principles of pharmacology, the mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetic properties, and the effects (therapeutic and adverse) produced on the various systems of the body by representative drugs belonging to each pharmacological class of drugs are presented. Species variations in pharmacodynamic  activity or  pharmacokinetic  behavior that contribute to differences in drug dosage requirements are described, and special attention is given to unusual sensitivity of particular animal species (or breeds) to the effects produced by certain drugs. Students are presented with the requisite information for rational selection and appropriate use of drugs for therapeutic purposes in domestic animal species and other species of veterinary interest. The material is presented with an applied veterinary  clinical orientation.