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Suggested reading list

The following list contains references suggested for use in preparation for the examination.
The source of examination questions is not necessarily limited to this list.

Pharmacology & Therapeutics

  • Handbook of Veterinary Pharmacology, 2nd Edition. Hsu WH. Shinilbooks Company, 2013.
  • Comparative and Veterinary Pharmacology, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, Volume 199. Cunningham F, Elliott J, Lees P. Springer, 2010.
  • Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12th Edition. Brunton L, Chabner BA, Knollman B. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.
  • Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology Examination and Board Review, 9th Edition. Trevor A, Katzung B, Masters S. Mc-Graw Hill: New York, 2010.
  • Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 11th Edition. Katzung, B, Masters S, Trevor A. (Eds) McGraw-Hill: New York, 2009.
  • Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice, 5th edition. Anderson DE, Rings M. (Eds) Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2009 (and drug therapy sections in previous editions)
  • Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 9th Revised Edition. Riviere JE, Papich MG. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2009.
  • Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 6th Revised Edition. Robinson NE, Sprayberry KA. (Eds) Elsevier - Health Sciences Division Saunders, 2008.
  • Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. Bonagura JD, Twedt DC. (Eds) Elsevier Saunders, 2008. (and drug therapy sections in previous editions)
  • Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine. 4th Revised Edition. Giguere S, Prescott JF, Baggot JD, Walker RD, Dowling PM. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2007.
  • Rang and Dales Pharmacology, 6th Revised Edition. Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Flower RJ. Elsevier Health Sciences Churchill Livingstone, 2007.
  • Pharmacokinetics

  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition Rowland M, Tozer TN. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.
  • Comparative pharmacokinetics: principles, techniques, and applications, 2nd Edition. Riviere JE. Ames: Iowa State Press, 2003.
  • Pharmacokinetics. Gibaldi M, Perrier D. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1982.
  • Toxicology

  • Casarett and Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons, 7th Revised Edition. Klaassen CD. (Ed) Europe McGraw-Hill Medical, 2008.
  • Mechanistic Toxicology: The molecular basis of how chemicals disrupt biological targets, 2nd Revised Edition. Boelsterli AA. Taylor & Francis Inc CRC Press Inc, 2007.
  • Principles and Methods of Toxicology, 5th Revised Edition. Hayes AW. (Ed) Taylor & Francis Inc CRC Press Inc, 2007.
  • Veterinary Toxicology. Gupta RC. Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc Academic Press Inc, 2007.
  • Clinical Veterinary Toxicology. Plumlee KH. (Ed) St Louis: Mosby, 2004.
  • Toxicology, principles and applications. Niesink RJM, de Vries J, Holinger MA. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1996.

  • Links to recommended websites for guidelines, position papers, summary reports, etc.

  • European Food Safety Agency
  • European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)
  • International Cooperation on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for registration of Veterinary Products (VICH)
  • Recommended journals

    Candidates are also encouraged to read relevant articles published in reputable scientific journals focussing on the five (5) years before sitting the examination. A list of examples of suitable journals appears below.

    • American Journal of Veterinary Research
    • BMC Veterinary Research
    • British Journal of Pharmacology
    • Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research
    • Environmental pharmacology and toxicology
    • European Journal of Pharmacology
    • In vitro toxicology
    • Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    • Research in Veterinary Science
    • The Veterinary Journal
    • Toxicological letters
    • Veterinary Research Communications
    • Veterinary Clinics of North America
    • Veterinary Therapeutics

    Selected examples of suitable articles in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

    • Bioavailability and its assessment. Toutain PL, Bousquet-Mélou A., J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2004;27(6):455-466.
    • Integration and modelling of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data to optimize dosage regimens in veterinary medicine. Toutain PL, Lees P., J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2004;27(6):467-477.
    • Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in species of veterinary interest. Lees P, Landoni MF, Giraudel J, Toutain PL. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2004;27(6):479-490.
    • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationships for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Toutain PL, Lefèbvre HP. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2004;27(6):515-525.
    • PK-PD integration and PK-PD modelling of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: principles and applications in veterinary pharmacology. Lees P, Giraudel J, Landoni MF, Toutain PL. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2004;27(6):491-502.
    • Plasma terminal half-life. Toutain PL, Bousquet-Mélou A., J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2004;27(6):427-439.
    • Plasma clearance. Toutain PL, Bousquet-Mélou A. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2004;27(6):415-425.
    • Volumes of distribution. Toutain PL, Bousquet-Mélou A., J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2004;27(6):441-453.

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