Toxicology and Chemical Analysis - Swindon (UK) 17 July 2013
David Bailey takes delegates through this subject and introduces them to the area of toxicology and chemical analysis and how these tools of Forensic Science can be applied to Veterinary Science with effect.
Pharmacology, drug distribution, post mortem re-distribution, pharmaco-genetics and the issues of doping in sports and World Anti Doping Authourity (WADA) "harmonisation" proceedures are discussed and debated. This module will also act as a final revision of the course prior to exams.
David Bailey has a Masters degree in Forensic chemical analysis and comments frequently on legal disputes ( in the form of reports) involving chemistry and toxicology of animals and their derivatives.
Current ( public) cases include:
1. Metaldehyde toxicity in a dog ingesting snail pellets on public land.
2. Kerosene leaking from a neighbours property into a waterway and causing illness in horses and dogs.
3 A pet food manufacturer with various hazardous compounds in their product causing illness in cats.
For an article on workpace drug testing written by David Bailey for Veterinary practices click here
Click below for Past Student Tracey Manning (Veterinary Surgeon) Report on Toxicology.