COURSE CODE: VBB 204
COURSE TITLE: Drugs & Nutritional Biochemistry
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr (Mrs) Funmilola Clara Thomas DVM., M.Sc.
Office Location: Glass house, COLVET
Other Lecturers: Dr Babatunde Samuel Okediran B.Sc., DVM., M.Sc
Biochemical basis of drug, chemical and toxin metabolism and elimination, drug metabolizing enzymes. Biochemistry of drugs of importance in vet. Medicine including antibiotics, cytotoxic drugs hypoglycemic drugs, steroidal drugs. General nutritional requirements of animals. Monogastric and ruminant biochemistry. Mechanism of nutrition-related diseases; nutrition and infection. Nutrient-drug interactions. Effect of nutrition on membrane functions and immune response. Water and the major ions. Fluid intake and output. Intracellular and extracellular fluids. Vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration and their correction. Calcium, phosphorus and trace element ions metabolism and dysfunctions. Water soluble and fact soluble vitamins: biochemical
functions. Chemistry and biochemistry of vision.