Course: Pharmacology in Food Production and Drug Residues in Food

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Course title Pharmacology in Food Production and Drug Residues in Food
Course code 2390/H4FA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Dobšíková Radka, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Široká Zuzana, PharmDr. Ph.D.
Course content
SYLABUS OF PRACTICAL LESSONS 1. Bohemian Pharmacopoeia. Act on Pharmaceuticals and related ordinances. Perorally administered remedies. Parenterally administered remedies. 2. Externally administered remedies. AISLP and other information sources on drugs. Principles of instrumental drug analysis methods. SYLABUS OF LECTURES 1. Pharmacology basic terminology. Cell membranes, types of transport of substances via cell membranes. Interaction of drug and organism. Pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution and elimination of drugs). 2. Pharmacodynamics (mechanism of drug action). Specific and non-specific mechanism of action. Types of receptors. Agonism and antagonism. 3. Specification of the most important drug groups used in veterinary medicine. Antibiotics and their use in food animals 4. Anticoccidics and their use in food animals. Endo- and ectoparasitics and their use in food animals. Consultations: Terms used in the evaluation of health risk of pharmacotherapy. Maximum residue limits. Acceptable daily intake. Deposition of drugs in an organism. Withdrawal periods. Residues of drugs in foodstuff. Analysis of drug residues in foodstuff. Residues of drugs in foodstuff in the Czech Republic and EU. Surveillance. Legislation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Objective of the course is to acquaint the students with knowledge of basic principles of veterinary pharmacology based on current knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug effects and side-effects, drug interactions, hazards, risks of toxicity and residues in the use of drugs in food animals. Special attention is payed to those groups of drugs administered on a large scale to food anmals under intensive breeding systems. Information on relevant legislation concerning drug residues in food of animal origin are included.


Assessment methods and criteria
presence in practical lessons; credit test
Recommended literature
  • Hynie, S.: Základy farmakologie, Triton, Praha 1999. Kvalifikované osoby ve výrobě, distribuci a kontrole medikovaných premixů a ve výrobě a uvádění do oběhu medikovaných krmiv. Sborník Modul II-A VFU Brno, 20002. s. 38-50, 79-80..
  • Šimůnek, J., Smola, J. Antibiotika, sulfonamidy a chinolony ve veterinární medicíně.. Brno, 1998.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology Food Safety and Quality (1) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 2 Summer