2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Nov 28, 2021  
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VTTK 1750 - Veterinary Pharmacology


Credits: 4

This class introduces the basic principles of the uses of therapeutic agents in veterinary medicine and the classification of therapeutic agents in common use. Specific subject matter includes definitions and terminology; routes of administration and dosage forms; history of pharmacology; measurements used in pharmacology; actions and effects of drugs; assimilation and elimination of drugs in animals; regulation of the manufacture, sale, and use of drugs; factors that modify drug action; and study of classes and examples of specific drugs. Laboratory exercises allow the student to actually practice filling prescriptions, writing prescription labels, making entries into medical records and into both written and computerized drug logs. Compounding of medications is demonstrated and students are required to formulate percent solutions and mixed solutions (medical cocktails) under direct veterinary supervision.

Course Fees: $75
Prerequisite: VTTK 1925  must be completed with a grade of C or better; and an appropriate score on the English and Reading placement exam.
Corequisite: VTTK-L010 must be taken at the same time as this course.
Pre/Corequisite: VTTK 1751  must be completed with a grade of C or better; or VTTK 1751  must be taken at the same time as this course.

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2



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