Course Code: VET423
Course Title : Veterinary Toxicology
Weekly Teaching Hours: (2,1)
Course Description : The course aims to provide 6 th semester students basic toxicological principles; overview of major intoxicants and environmental pollutants for farm and aquatic animals such as pesticides, heavy metals, plants, mycotoxins, bacterial toxins gases, poisonous, venomous animal toxins and feed additives
The course also covers basic and clinical aspects of the more common poisonings that affect domestic animals, birds and wildlife; general principles of toxicity treatment, toxicity testing and interpreted; mechanisms of action of antidotes.
Recommended Textbook(s) and Supplementary Books:
Veterinary Toxicology by Gupta ( Editor). 2rd. Ed. 2012
Small animal Toxicology Essentials by Poppenga ( Editor) and Gwaltney-Brant 2011.
Class Participation 10%,
Mid-term Examination 30%,
Final Examination 50%,
Attendance 95% compulsory.