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Education Courses Veterinary Toxicology

Veterinary Toxicology

Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
Allow for
  • Vet EN
  • Postgraduate

Course description

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


Toxicology is a one-semester subject.

Lectures are presented every week.

Completion of the semester requires:

– Regular visiting of the lectures (only 3 lecture hours can be missed without justification)

– Having professor’s signature in black book.



The examination is written test.

Topics of the examination are handouts, notes, other files available on the home page.

Preconditions for signing up to the test are:

– completing of semester (see above)

– prestudying and successful examination on veterinary pharmacology.

Time for examination: 6 different time points evenly ranked during the examination period (these will be conciliated with student’s representative). (Only 30 students can do the test at the same time.)

According to the score of test students will be evaluated by marks as follows:

excellent (5)

good (4)

medium (3)

satisfactory (2)

unsatisfactory (1)


Postponing of examination is allowed only once. More postponing is considered as repeated examination. Each student is allowed to have maximum three examinations per semester.


Preferred literature:

Lecture notes

Roder, J.D.: Veterinary toxicology. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001.
The Merck Veterinary Manual (10th edition)

Timbrel, J.A.: Principles of biochemical toxicology. Taylor and Francis, London, 1994.
Osweiler, G.D.: Toxicology, Williams and Wilkins, London, 1996.
Gfeller, W.-Messioner, S.P.: Handbook of small animal toxicology and poisonings. Mosby, London, 1998.
Plumlee, K.H.: Clinical veterinary toxicology. Mosby, St. Louis, 2003.
Gupta, R.C.: Veterinary toxicology, basic and clinical principles. Elsevier, Oxford, 2007.
Fowler, M.E.: Veterinary zootoxicology. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1993. Budapest, 1st September 2009.


Budapest, 02. 09. 2019.





Dr. Ákos Jerzsele

head of department, associate professor

Lectures theme

Week 1

12th Sept.

Introduction to toxicology, sources of poisonings. Toxicokinetics, toxicodynamics.

Dr. Ákos Jerzsele

Week 2

19th Sept

Factors influencing toxicity. Diagnosis and treatment of poisonings.

Dr. Ákos Jerzsele

Week 3

26th Sept

Ethylene glycol poisoning

Dr. Ákos Jerzsele

Week 4

3rd Oct

Pesticides II. Insecticides, molluskicides

Dr. Zita Karancsi

Week 5

10th Oct

Pesticides I. Rodenticides

Dr. Ákos Jerzsele

Week 6

17th Oct

Drug poisonings

Dr. Adrienn Mercédesz Veres

Week 7

24th Oct

Pesticides III. Herbicides, fungicides

Dr. Erzsébet Gere

Week 8

31st Oct

Metal poisonings I. Mercury, lead, arsenic, selenium, iron, copper, zinc

Dr. Erzsébet Gere

Week 9

7th Nov

Feed and water associated poisonings (NaCl, urea, nitrate-nitrite, ionophores)

Dr. György Csikó

Week 10

14th Nov

Industrial toxicoses (cadmium, fluoride, PCB-s, dioxins)

Household poisonings: acids, alkali, detergents, parfumes

Dr. Csaba Kővágó

Week 11

21st Nov

Toxic gases

Dr. György Csikó

Week 12

28th Nov

Toxicology of mycotoxins

Dr. György Csikó

Week 13

5th Dec

Plant poisonings

Dr. Orsolya Farkas

Week 14

12th Dec

Poisonings of animal origin

Dr. Csaba Kővágó