Veterinary Pharmacology


Veterinary pharmacology is defined as the study of the properties of drugs and all aspects of their interaction with living organisms. Drugs include any chemical agent (other than food) used in the treatment, cure, prevention or diagnosis of disease, or the control of physiological processes. The science of pharmacology draws on the knowledge and methods of many allied clinical and non-clinical disciplines, including chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physiology, pathology, toxicology, and medicine.

Veterinary pharmacology is an experimental science dealing with the properties of drugs and their effects on living systems. It has included study of sources of drugs (pharmacognosy), magnitude, and time course of the observed pharmacological effect on the body pharmacodynamics (PD), relationship between administered doses, the observed biological fluid/tissue concentrations of the drug, and time in the body pharmacokinetics (PK), use in the treatment of diseases (therapeutics), and poisoning effects (toxicology).

The residue definition for veterinary drugs in edible commodities of animal origin is obtained from metabolism studies conducted in target species and livestock animals. The metabolites, degradation products, and other transformation products are typically identified and quantified with methods based on the use of substances labeled with radioactive isotopes. Metabolites obtained in these studies are qualitatively compared with metabolites identified in laboratory animals, usually rats, to ensure that substances occurring in significant amounts in edible commodities have been included in the toxicological testing or to determine whether additional testing of individual metabolites is necessary. Metabolism studies in laboratory animals also serve to identify mammalian metabolism.


Our journal of Scientific Journal of Veterinary Advances is great platform for the all the researchers who are in the field of veterinary including pathology, microbiology, parasitology, physiology, pharmacology, veterinary medicine.

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