Drug therapy in behavior: case-based discussion (Proceedings)
Overview of presentation
The use of psychoactive medication can be a critical part of the successful treatment of certain behavior problems afflicting companion animals. However, not all cases require their use and they rarely are the exclusive treatment strategy in managing most behavior issues.
The goal of this presentation is to familiarize you with a few commonly used medications in clinical veterinary behavior cases but, more importantly, help you determine which cases would benefit from the use of drug therapy and which would not.Synapse physiology
• Synapse – a junction between terminal buttons at the ends of axonal branches of one neuron and the membrane of another (axodendritic, axosomatic, axoaxonic)
• Enzymatic Deactivation – For example, the activation of acetyl cholinesterase to neutralize the activity of acetylcholine