The SMEC Pharmacology module provides veterinary students with basic and applied information on swine treatment options, strategies to maximize efficacy, and skills to pursue judicious use of antimicrobials, reproductive interventions, and the entire spectrum of drug therapies. The course emphasizes case based application and decisions and is approximately 30% web-based and 70% on-site including farms of a variety of structures and functions. During the course, students prepare a thorough evaluation of the pharmacologic interventions that may occur on farms and then implement this evaluation in active production facilities to maximize efficacy, compliance and animal welfare as part of a comprehensive judicious use objective.
The on-line portion of the course is generally self-paced but based on case load, target dates for completion of each module will be established during the rotation. Each module has content that usually includes a recorded lecture and/or required reading. Additionally, each module will have a quiz or assignment. Completing the quiz or submitting the assignment opens access to the next module.
Select and adjust dose regimens and dose calculations for individual and herd treatment, control and prevention of swine disease
Modify treatment regimens based on swine specific physiology and environmental influences on drug selection in food animals.
Analyze, evaluate and recommend improvements to water medication administration and pharmaceutical interventions
Explain client safety, food safety, and the influence of animal behavior on drug consumption and efficacy
Ensure compliance with the web of regulatory requirements for treatment of food animals
Veterinary Students - $2,020
Veterinary Students must be in second half of 3rd year or beyond in veterinary school to enroll
Veterinarians - $4,950
On-Site Module Availability:
January 22, 2024 – February 4, 2024
May 28, 2024 – June 9, 2024
January 21, 2025 – February 2, 2025
This course is subject to a minimum number of participants. A 30 day notice will be given if the minimum enrollment is not fulfilled.
All international participants must complete an application and schedule a video-conference with the SMEC staff prior to enrollment.