Medicines and backyard or pet hens

Medicines and backyard or pet hens

By doing this module you will:

  • understand how eggs are made 

  • know the factors that influence how drug residues can end up in eggs

  • be aware of medicines law relating to the treatment of food-producing animals

  • understand the significance of withdrawal periods for medicines

  • know where to get more information

Imepitoin for noise aversion in dogs

Imepitoin for noise aversion in dogs

By doing this module you will:

  • understand the mode of action of imepitoin (Pexion) in reducing fear and anxiety

  • be aware of the clinical evidence in support of this use

  • understand how imepitoin is used for treating noise phobia in dogs

  • know the adverse effects of imepitoin in dogs treated for noise phobia

  • know how to help clients use imepitoin safely and effectively.

Grapiprant - a breakthrough for osteoarthritic dogs?

Grapiprant - a breakthrough for osteoarthritic dogs?

By doing this module you will:

  • understand how grapiprant (Galliprant) works;

  • know how grapiprant relates to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);

  • understand what we know about the safety of grapiprant in dogs

  • be aware of key information that clients need to know about grapiprant

How veterinary medicines get to market

How veterinary medicines get to market

By doing this module you will learn:

·       what is and what is not legally a veterinary medicine

·       what is meant by a marketing authorisation

·       what information is available on a licensed medicine and where to find it

·       how safety is monitored and how to report adverse events.

Paracetamol for the management of pain in dogs

Paracetamol for the management of pain in dogs

By doing this module you will:

  • be aware of current knowledge about how paracetamol works

  • know the contents and licensed use of Pardale-V tablets for dogs

  • be aware of the amount of clinical research knowledge on paracetamol in dogs

  • know the adverse effects of paracetamol, and the dangers of overdose.

  • know what to say to clients about the use of paracetamol in dogs

Good veterinary dispensing practice - part 2

Good veterinary dispensing practice - part 2

By doing this module you will:

  • Understand who is responsible for dispensed medicines

  • Know how medicines are named

  • Know the legal requirements for labelling dispensed medicines

  • Be aware of best practice for accurate dispensing

  • Understand how dispensing errors occur

Good veterinary dispensing practice - part 1

Good veterinary dispensing practice - part 1

By doing this module you will:

  • understand who can prescribe and supply veterinary medicines

  • know who takes responsibility for dispensing in a veterinary practice

  • learn what constitutes a well set-up and well-run dispensary

  • know how to handle and store medicines correctly.

Cannabidiol and canine osteoarthritis – the facts

Cannabidiol and canine osteoarthritis – the facts

By doing this module you will:

  • understand what is known about the physiological effects of CBD in dogs;

  • know the legal status of CBD products;

  • be aware of the published evidence on the clinical efficacy of CBD in dogs with osteoarthritis; 

  • be aware of what is known about the safety of CBD in dogs.

Flea infestations – treating the environment

Flea infestations – treating the environment

By doing this module you will:

  • Understand the lifecycle of the cat flea.

  • Know the options available for treating a flea infestation.

  • Be aware of the evidence on the efficacy of environmental treatments.

  • Understand why some products are being taken off the market.

  • Know where to find out which products are authorised for sale.

Sources of information on licensed veterinary medicines

Sources of information on licensed veterinary medicines

By doing this module you will:

  • Understand the purpose of the summary of product characteristics (SPC).

  • Know how data sheets and product leaflets relate to SPCs.

  • Know where to find information about licensed medicines.

  • Know how the different sources compare.

New parasiticides for sale over the counter

New parasiticides for sale over the counter

Several parasiticides that previously were only available on prescription (as POM-Vs) have been reclassified so they can now be sold without a prescription by a vet, SQP or pharmacist (NFA-VPS). 

By doing this module you will:

  • Update your knowledge on the legal supply categories for veterinary medicines.

  • Find out which products have been reclassified.

  • Learn key points about the products.

  • Be aware of how they fit into the existing range of products.

Imported pets

Imported pets

By doing this module you will:

  • be aware of how dogs may be brought into the UK from abroad

  • be aware of the parasitic diseases that may be found in an imported dog

  • find out where to get further information and specialist advice

  • know what advice to give owners about the health of imported dogs.

Handling veterinary medicines and pregnancy

Handling veterinary medicines and pregnancy

By doing this module you will:

  • understand how medicines can cause reproductive harm

  • understand how we get information about the harmful effects of medicines in pregnancy

  • know what practical measures to take to avoid harm

  • know where to find information on medicines and pregnancy.

Which tick product?

Which tick product?

By doing this module you will:

  • Understand how ticks can affect pets' health

  • Know the ingredients in tick preventive products

  • Be aware of what type of tick prevention products are available on prescription

  • Know the key factors affecting product choice.

Protection of dogs against leptospirosis

Protection of dogs against leptospirosis

By doing this module you will:

  • understand how dogs are affected by Leptospira;

  • be aware of what is known about Leptospira infection in dogs in the UK;

  • know the main features of Leptospira vaccines;

  • know what to advise pet owners who ask about the vaccine.

Drug interactions and companion animal parasiticides

Drug interactions and companion animal parasiticides

By doing this module you will:

  • Know the definition of a drug interaction
  • Understand how drug interactions can occur
  • Be aware of interactions that involve parasiticides
  • Know what to check to avoid adverse interactions.

Taking pets abroad

Taking pets abroad

By doing this module you will:

  • know the main parasite risks for pets visiting mainland Europe;
  • understand how pets can become infected;
  • know where to find information about parasite distribution;
  • understand the drug and non-drug measures that help prevent infection in pets.

Parasiticides for adult dogs

Parasiticides for adult dogs

 By doing this module you will:

  • know the five most important parasites that affect dogs in the UK;
  • understand why dogs are at risk;
  • understand why parasite protection is important for humans and dogs;
  • know the basic parasite protection dogs should get.

What pet owners need to know about medicines

What pet owners need to know about medicines

By doing this module you will:

  • understand what pet owners need to know about medicines in order to use them safely and effectively
  • know what information needs to be given by law
  • know what information on medicines is available
  • understand how information on medicines can be provided in the veterinary practice, pet store or pharmacy