Credit(s):4 Prerequisite(s):VETC 101; VETC 256; VETC 256A; VETC 300; VETC 306; VETC 306A; BIOL 160; BIOL 160A; BIOL 161; BIOL 161A; CHEM 160; CHEM 160A. A study of the fundamental principles of pharmacology and toxicology. Students are acquainted with the clinical application of drugs in current veterinary practice, including mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, contraindications, common adverse effects and drug interactions. Emphasis is placed on regulations and safety; weights and measures; medication orders; dosage calculations; administration routes and methods; and preparing, labeling and dispensing medications. A mandatory recitation outside of regular class time is a course requirement.
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