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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
VETERINARY MEDICINE
Course unit
SPECIAL PHARMACOLOGY AND VETERINARY CHEMOTHERAPY (CLINICAL MEDICINE)
MVL1001708, A.A. 2014/15

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Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
VETERINARY MEDICINE
MV0991, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SPECIAL PHARMACOLOGY AND VETERINARY CHEMOTHERAPY (CLINICAL MEDICINE)
Website of the academic structure http://www.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/medicina-veterinaria
Department of reference Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in VETERINARY MEDICINE

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MAURO DACASTO VET/07
Other lecturers FRANCESCA CAPOLONGO VET/07

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
MVL1001603 SPECIAL PHARMACOLOGY AND VETERINARY CHEMOTHERAPY (FOOD SAFETY) MAURO DACASTO MV0991

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/07 Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 56 94.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 13/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione valida dall'a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2020 DACASTO MAURO (Presidente)
CAPOLONGO FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
DE LIGUORO MARCO (Supplente)
5 Commissione A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2016 DACASTO MAURO (Presidente)
CAPOLONGO FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
DE LIGUORO MARCO (Supplente)
4 Commissione A.A. 2014/15 - valida dal 02/03/2015 02/03/2015 30/11/2015 DACASTO MAURO (Presidente)
CAPOLONGO FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
DE LIGUORO MARCO (Supplente)
2 Commissione A.A. 2013/14 01/01/2014 30/11/2014 MONTESISSA CLARA (Presidente)
CAPOLONGO FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
DE LIGUORO MARCO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and expertise about fundaments of biochemistry, physiology and pathology of veterinary species.
Knowledge about the kinetic and dynamic processes governing xenobiotics behavior in living animals, thereby modulating their pharmaco-toxicological effects.
Required foundation courses: Veterinary Physiology and Ethology 2; General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Veterinary Drug Surveillance
Target skills and knowledge: The course provide students knowledge about the action on target tissue/organs of veterinary drugs and toxicants. For each of them, students should know their kinetics, mechanism of action, main therapeutic/toxic effects and possible adverse effects. Student will be provided with information useful to understand the main environmental or domestic/farm poisons, and resultant poisonings in both pets and farm animals. For each toxicant, information about species-specific toxicity and antidote therapy should be given.
Examination methods: Oral comprehensive interview
Assessment criteria: Evaluation of the acquired knowledge about specific arguments; the student’s capability to discuss and solve specific problems and make by itself intra- and inter-disciplinary connections; the use of a specific scientific language.
Course unit contents: Veterinary chemotherapy (2 UFC)

Module program
Antibacterials: betalactam antibiotics, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, phenicols, macrolides, lyncosamides, sulphonamides and fluoroquinolones.
Anthelmintics: benzimidazoles derivatives, macrocyclic lactones, arsenicals and miscellaneous.
Antifungals: azole derivatives and cell walls inhibitors.
Endectocides and Antiparasitics for external use.

Special Pharmacology (2 UFC)

Module program
CNS injectable and inhalation anaesthetics
Analgesic-narcotic drugs
Sedatives and anticonvulsant drugs.
CNS stimulating drugs.
NSAIDs
Drugs acting as agonist/antagonist of cholinergic, adrenergic and histamine receptors.
Renal and cardiovascular system: diuretics, ACE inhibitors, digitalis glycosides, anthyarhythmic, vasodilator drugs.
Respiratory system: antitussive and bronchodilator drugs.
Digestive system: antacids, emetics, antiemetics, laxative drugs and diarrhea management.
Endocrine and metabolism: steroid and non steroid antinflammatory drugs, insulin and synthetic antidiabetic drugs.

Special toxicology (2 UFC, clinical)

Module program
Household and industrial products: detergents, acids, alkali, ethylene glycol, phenols.
Rodenticides: anticoagulant rodenticides, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, sodium fluoroacetate, strychnine, zinc phosphide.
Insecticides: organochlorine and organophosphorous compounds, pyrethrines and pyrethroids.
Molluschicides
Dipyridil herbicides
Alkaloids and other organic compounds from toxic plants.
Veterinary drugs: NSAIDs and paracetamol, methylxantines, antiparasitic drugs.

In alternative

Special toxicology (2 UFC, food safety)
Module program
Legal and illegal drug use in farm animals: toxicological risks for livestock (overdosages, intolerances) for environment(environmental impact) and for consumers (residues in food of animal origin).
Natural contaminants of feed: mycotoxins and phytotoxins.
Industrial contaminants: dioxins, PCBs, heavy metals.
Accidental or intentional acute intoxications: insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, urea and nitrates.
Carcinogens in food of animal origin: PAHs and N-nitroso compounds.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Altogether, the course included:
56 hours of frontal teaching
Additional notes about suggested reading: Microsoft Power Point slide presentations are available on Moodle platform (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/).

Consulting hour: by appointment with the lecturer
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Carli S., Ormas P., Re G., Soldani G., Farmacologia veterinaria. --: Idelson-Gnocchi Editore, 2009.
  • Guardabassi G., Jensen L.B., Kruse H., A guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals. --: Oxford UK: Blackwell Publishing LTD, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • H. P. Rang, M. M. Dale, Rang and Dale's Pharmacology. --: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Nebbia C., Residui di farmaci e contaminanti ambientali nelle produzioni animali.. --: EDISES, Napoli., 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M.E. Peterson, P.A. Talcott, Small animal toxicology. --: Elsevier-Saunders, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo