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Education Courses Veterinary Pharmacology 1

Veterinary Pharmacology 1

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Course description

During Veterinary Pharmacology 1, students learn the basics of general pharmacology, and the theoretical and practical aspects of the usage of several drug groups (organotropic agents). Regarding practical aspects, we aim to develop students’ first day skills for successful and prudent drug use in the most common veterinary cases. We put strong emphasis on educating pharmacology based on the recommendations of the current international guidelines and scientific articles, furthermore, through this approach, we encourage students for lifelong learning and the usage of relevant scientific literature. Legal, ethical and public health aspects of veterinary drug usage are also covered by the subject. Furthermore, during practicals, students learn to write prescriptions and can study different drug administration routes and the handling of animals.

Lectures theme


Academic year 2020/2021, 1st Semester

Előadások időpontja  Wednesday 1415 – 1500
Thursday 815 – 1000
            Hetzel Henrik Lecture Room



16 September

Lecture 1

General Pharmacology

Pharmacodynamics: Structure-dependent and independent drug actions


dr. Jerzsele Ákos
17 September

Lectures 2-3

Drug-receptor interactions

Dose-response relationship, therapeutic concepts

dr. Jerzsele Ákos
23 September

Lecture 4


Mechanisms of drug transport, absorption, distribution

dr. Csikó György
24 September

Lectures 5-6

Drug metabolism and excretion                                    Pharmacokinetic modelling dr. Csikó György


30 September

Lecture 7

Principles of pharmacotherapy dr. Csikó György
1 October

Lectures 8-9

Factors influencing drug efficacy

Detailed Pharmacology

Neuropharmacology, CNS stimulants

dr. Csikó György
7 October

Lecture 10

CNS inhibitor drugs, tranquilizer sedatives dr. Csikó György
8 October

Lectures 11-12


Anticonvulsive drugs, Antiepileptics

dr. Csikó György

dr. Jerzsele Ákos

14 October

Lecture 13

Pharmacology of pain:

Opioids 1.

dr. Jerzsele Ákos
15 October

Lectures 14-15

Opioids 2. NGF-mabs

Local anaesthetics

dr. Jerzsele Ákos

dr. Csikó György

21 October

Lecture 16

General anaesthetics

Injectable anaesthetics

dr. Csikó György
22 October

Lectures 17-18

Inhalational anaesthetics

Central and peripherial myorelaxant drugs

dr. Csikó György
28 October

Lecture 19

Pharmacology of the parasympathetic nervous system (parasympathomimetics)                                                                                                        dr. Gere Erzsébet
29 October

Lectures 20-21

Pharmacology of the parasympathetic nervous system (parasympatholytics)

Pharmacology of the sympathetic nervous system (sympathomimetics, sympatholytics)

dr. Gere Erzsébet
4 November

Lecture 22

Pharmacology of inflammation:                                    

Pharmacology of NSAIDs

dr. Jerzsele Ákos
5 November

Lectures 23-24

Pharmacology of glucocorticoids

Pharmacology of antihistamines

dr. Jerzsele Ákos
11 November

Lecture 25

JAK inhibitors and other anti-inflammatory agents


dr. Jerzsele Ákos
12 November

Lectures 26-27

Pharmacology of immunosuppression

Pharmacology of the respiratory system:

Bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory drugs of the respiratory system.

dr. Gere Erzsébet
18 November

Lecture 28

Antitussive drugs, mucolytics and expectorants.


dr. Gere Erzsébet
19 November

Lectures 29-30

Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system

Pharmacology of arrhythmias

Pharmacology of cardiac contractility (positive inotropic drugs)

Pharmacology of vascular tone


dr. Gere Erzsébet

dr. Jerzsele Ákos

25 November

Lecture 31

Pharmacology of volume regulation


dr. Jerzsele Ákos
26 November

Lectures 32-33

Pharmacology of haemostasis and thrombosis

Pharmacology of haematopoiesis. Treatment of anaemia

dr. Jerzsele Ákos
2 December

Lectures 34

Pharmacology of the digestive system:                           

Emetic and antiemetic drugs.

dr. Zita Karancsi
3 December

Lecture 35-36

Prokinetic agents, drugs for gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Laxative drugs, antidiarrheal drugs                                                        

dr. Zita Karancsi
9 December   Lecture 37 Hepatoprotective drugs


dr. Zita Karancsi
10 December       Lecture 38-39 Pharmacology of the endocrine system:     

Pharmacology of the hypophyseal and pituitary gland hormones and analogues Pharmacology of the thyroid gland and adrenal gland hormones

dr. Csikó György
16 December

Lectures 40

Pancreatic hormones, drugs affecting blood glucose level


dr. Csikó György
17 December

Lecture 41-42

Pharmacology of gonadal hormones

Drugs affecting uterine function

dr. Csikó György

Budapest, 28th of August 2020

Ákos Jerzsele DVM, Ph.D
Head of Department, Associate Professor

Practical lessons theme

Ist Semester 2020/2021.

Practical 1

Sept. 14-18.

Sources of drugs in veterinary medicine. Storage, stability, sales of drugs.

(16th Sept. ox-roasting, retake appointment after consultation with the students)

Practical 2

Sept. 21-25.

Prescription writing, legal aspects, scheduled drugs

Practical 3

Sept. 28-2.

Forms of prescriptions

Small test

Practical 4

Oct. 5-9.

Dosage forms I. – solid dosage forms
Practical 5

Oct. 12-16.

Dosage forms II. – semi-solid, liquid and gaseous dosage forms

Small test

Practical 6

Oct. 19-22.

Basic knowledge of drug preparation
Practical 7

Oct. 26-29.

28st Oct. 7:00 am

Test 1 (general pharmacology and central nervous system inhibitors)

Practical 8

Nov. 2-6.

Clinical pharmacology of sedative and sedatohypnotic drugs,

Drug development

Practical 9

Nov. 9-13.

Clinical pharmacology of anesthetics and anticonvulsive drugs
Practical 10

Nov. 16-20.

Ocular pharmacology

Small test

Practical 11

Nov. 23-27.

Drug administrations
Practical 12

Nov. 30-4.

2nd Dec. 7:00 am

Test 2 (Pharmacology of inflammation, respiratory and cardiovascular system)

Practical 13

Dec. 7-11.

Drug administration routes in rabbits

(drug administration, effect of ophthalmic agents and anesthetics)

Small test

Practical 14

Dec. 14-18.

Drug interactions and incompatibilities in the veterinary practice

+ Consultation, retake of missed or cancelled practicals


Group Hungarian English
1.      Juhász Orsolya Karancsi Zita
2.     Jerzsele Ákos Kovács Dóra
3.     Kerek Ádám Kovács Dóra
4.     Karancsi Zita Karancsi Zita
5.     Farkas Orsolya Farkas Orsolya
6.    Csikó György Csikó György
7.     Somogyi Zoltán Pásztiné Gere Erzsébet
8.     Kerek Ádám Pásztiné Gere Erzsébet
9.    Csikó György

Veres Mercédesz



Budapest, 28th of August 2020

Ákos Jerzsele DVM, Ph.D
Head of Department, Associate Professor

Evaluation description


VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY in English, Fall semester, Academic year 2020/2021

Students will be hereby informed that the prevalent qualification system and requirements in subject “Veterinary Pharmacology” for the fall semester are as follows:

  1. For completing the semester it is obligatory:

Regular visiting of the lectures (taking into account the current epidemiological regulations)

Successful performance on all practical lectures (laboratory courses) and successful completion of the two midterm tests (taking into account the current epidemiological regulations)

The acceptance of the semester is certified by the signature of the authorized lecturer. More than five weeks of absence in a semester results in an automatic exclusion from the semester (cf. Student’s guide).

  1. Practical

Attendance on the practicals should be performed taking into account the current epidemiological regulations.

The attendance on all labs is obligatory

Wearing a lab coat is obligatory on the labs

The names of students will be checked by the practical leader, and in addition, students will prove their appearance with their signature

Missed practicals have to be retaken (at the end of the semester)

Students have to be able to answer questions about the topic of former and actual practical satisfactory either verbal or written (several small tests will be written during the practicals). Date of these tests is included in the semester’s schedule. The students will receive a grade based on their performance. For acceptance, the average of these test grades should be at least satisfactory (>60%) and it will be used for the calculation of practical mark (see point 4. below). Retake of failed small tests is not possible.

According to the current epidemiological situation, there are no possibility for attending different practical groups during the semesters.

Retake of missed practicals will take place at the end of the semester on a date previously discussed with the lab teacher.

  1. Midterm tests

Dates, forms, and times of two midterm tests are given in the detailed Practical Topic List. Minimum acceptance level of completion is 60.5% of the maximal scores. Failed or missed midterm tests can be retaken during the semester only once. If the student cannot attend in the retake midterm, it will be accepted as a failed test.

  1. At the end of the fall semester the students will be evaluated by marks as follows:

excellent (5) – ≥ 90%

good (4)      – ≥ 80%

medium (3) – ≥ 70%

satisfactory (2) – > 60%

unsatisfactory (1)   – ≤ 60%


The final grades will be based on the results of two midterm tests and the small tests during practical[1]. If any of the three grades is unsatisfactory, the semester will not be accepted. In this case the student should take examination about the topics of the whole semester.  Without this successful retake exam the acceptance of the semester will not be certified by the signature of the head of department.

Budapest, 10th  September 2020

                                                                                                        Dr. Ákos Jerzsele

                                                                                                       head of department


[1] Calculation: average of the practicals (small tests) will be calculated, this will make 1/3 of the final practical mark. The other 2/3 will be the grades of the two midterms. Finally, the average of the practicals + two midterms will be calculated.