Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Veterinary medicine, relation between zootechnology and veterinary medicine, health care of animals, animal welfare issues
  • General epizootiology(epidemiology): infectious disease cycle, the source of infection, modes of transmission, portal of entry, susceptibility of the host
  • Epizootiology: study of reasons and conditions for beginning, development and cessation of disease, measures for prevention of diseases
  • Principals of immunology and laboratory diagnostics: immune response of the organism, types of immunity; clinical laboratory diagnostics of infectious diseases
  • Principals of clinical diagnostics: basic diagnostic methods – anamnesis (disease history), auscultation, percussion, palpation
  • Professional animal handling and methods of fixation
  • Principals of clinical examination of animals (breathing, arterial pulses, body temperature, rumen contractions), examination of visible mucus membranes and palpable lymph nodes
  • Contagious diseases – basic characteristics and control of contagious diseases (in the world and country), epizootiological situation
  • The most important acute and chronic infectious diseases
  • Diseases of the central nervous system: rabies, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, Scrapie)
  • Important diseases of pigs: PRCV, TGE, PRRS, Cyrcovirosis, different forms of PSS, erysipelas
  • Important diseases of equines: EIA, contagious metritis, contagious artheritis, leptospirosis, tetanus
  • Important diseases of ruminants: Rinder pest  Pestis of small ruminants, Blue tongue, Foot and mouth disease enzootic bovine leucosis , BVD, IBRIPV, Johne’s disease, pseudotuberculosis, infectious foot rot,  metabolic diseases (ketosis, pregnancy toxemia periparturient hypocalcaemia), mastitis
  • Health problems in rearing of young animals
  • Pathogenesis and types of diarrhea
  • The most common and the most dangerous Intoxications and parasite invasions of domestic animals
  • Principal obstetrical help and health care of neonate animals
  • Herd health (metabolical  and milk profile test)
  • Basics of clinical pathology ( hematological, biochemical parameters, urine examination)


Prerequisites for the inclusion in the work:
Enrolment in the corresponding year of study programme.