African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2273

Full Length Research Paper

A pharmaco-epidemiological survey of commonly used veterinary drugs in Southern Nigeria

Arowolo, R. O. A.*, Odia, O. F. and Soetan, K. O.
Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 March 2012
  •  Published: 22 April 2012


A pharmaco-epidemiological survey was carried out on the commonly used veterinary drugs in Nigeria. This study was necessitated by the dearth of information regarding the side effects of the commonly used veterinary drugs in Nigeria. It has been noticed that most of the drugs used in the country were imported from developed countries. Though the drugs have been tested for side effects, it has not taken into cognizance that different effects may be observed when used in the tropics because of pharmacogenetics. The survey was done via the means of a structured questionnaire. Results of the survey showed that various drugs used by practitioners caused different drug reactions and in some instances have led to the death of the animal.


Key words: Pharmacological, epidemiological, veterinary drugs, side effects.