European College of Equine Internal Medicine

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

  • The resident must have basic knowledge of pharmacokinetics, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.
  • The resident must understand therapeutic drug monitoring, adjustment of dosage based on the clinical context of the case, commonly used antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs and their classifications in equine internal medicine, adverse drug reactions and/or toxicities, withdrawal times, antimicrobial resistance.
  • The resident must be comfortable with developing a fluid-therapy plan (oral and intravenous). The resident knows must understand acid-base balance.