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TECH156-0909 : Equine Pharmacology
Cindy Ann Shower, DVM
September 28-November 4, 2009
Real Time Sessions: Sunday evenings, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2009; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA)
This 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.
The course will be presented in four (4) 90 minute real time interactive live sessions and will include online handouts, quizzes, and message board discussion interaction with both the instructor and other course participants. Dr. Shower has a special interest in equine medicine and surgery and raises Ponies of the Americas when off duty from working at her practice in Hawaii. Ann was the principal large animal (equine) practitioner for Rabun Animal Hospital in Mountain City Georgia, previous owner of Leap of Faith Mobile Veterinary Services which emphasized equine work and currently retaining a high interest in equine work and equine relief, currently practices in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
Week 1: Drug Classification and Dosage Calculation
Content: 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!
Content: 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?
Content: 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
Content: 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 be 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
$120 ($108 early bird special if registered before September 14, 2009).
*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: Enrollment will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
**The Participant's Resource Center includes all you need to know about online CE with VIN and VSPN.
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