This is a course in which the side effects of drugs are looked at from a chiropractic standpoint. This lecture takes a “First Do No Harm” standpoint
Duration: 3 hours
Skill Level: DC or DVM
Veterinary Pharmacology is a course in which chiropractic students can learn about the drugs on which many of their animal patients may depend for “normal” function. This course addresses the pharmacokinetics of each drug, the “indication” for use, the possible side effects, and how it is likely to inhibit the function of the chiropractic adjustment. While it is not in the scope of practice for animal chiropractors to change prescription drug regimens, it is important that they understand the complete function of these drugs prescribed by referring veterinarians in order that they protect the health of the animals they are treating. Upon completion of this course students will be equipped to determine whether an animal on medications is fit to have a chiropractic adjustment or not.