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TECH156-0608 : Equine Pharmacology
Cindy Ann Shower, DVM
June 30-August 6, 2008
Real Time Sessions: Sunday evenings, July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2008; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: TThis course is designed to give the basic understanding of commonly used drugs and preparations in equine practice. Mechanism of action, delivery method(s), and the purpose and drug interactions will be the focus of the course. This course will help the veterinary assistant and veterinary technician understand the various drugs used in equine practice, potential side effects, and nursing aspects to aide the equine practitioner in prescribing and treatment regimens.
Ann Shower, DVM is a solo mixed species practitioner in Franklin, North Carolina. From alpacas to wallabies, her practice, Leap of Faith Mobile Veterinary Services provides veterinary care for 4 counties in Western North Carolina. She has a special interest in equine medicine and surgery and raises Ponies of the Americas when off duty. She is the course instructor for several equine related VSPN CE courses in conjunction with the AAEVT certification.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
Week 1: Drug Classification and Dosage Calculation
Our first lecture will include an overview of the more common drug classifications, examples of drugs within each class, and a review of drug calculations.
Week 2: Gram Negative, Gram Positive, or Mixed Bag!
The second week will cover the use of antibiotics, their mechanism of action, and delivery methods. Specific organ system usage for antibiotics will be discussed
Week 3: Alpha, Beta, Kappa, Mu! Is this a Frat Party?
Commonly used analgesics and anesthetics, along with their method of action and delivery will be covered. How to do proper record keeping for controlled drugs will also be covered.
Week 4: Inside, Outside, Upside Down
Commonly used antiparasitic drugs, method of delivery and parasite coverage will be discussed. We will also cover topical ophthalmic meds, derm preparations, and recognizing drug reactions. Reporting of drug reactions will also b covered.
LIBRARY MATERIALS: Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS: Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
CE HOURS: 6
$117 ($105.00 early bird special if registered before June 16, 2008).
* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status). You must include the following information in the comments section of the CE enrollment form in order to be eligible for this discount: your program director's name and contact information (email/phone) and school name.
** NOTE: Registration will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
Nanette R. Walker Smith, M.Ed., RVT, CVT, LVT
VSPN Content Director & CE Coordinator
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-297-4950, ext 187
777 West Covell Blvd, Davis, CA 95616
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