Course: Veterinary Parasitology

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Course title Veterinary Parasitology
Course code KZVE/QVEPA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 7
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kváč Martin, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to course, basic concept, types of living cycles, significance of parasites. Cattle parasites and parasitoses. Parasites and parasitosis of small farm ruminants. Pig parasitoses. Parasites and parasitoses of horses and other perissodactyls. Parasites and parasitoses of aquatic and gallinaceous poultry. Parasites and parasitoses of dogs and cats. Zoonosis. Practical courses. Diagnosis of parasites using: concentration methods, specific staining methods, larvoscopy, native microscopical preparation, compression methods, molecular methods.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Projection
  • Class attendance - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 58 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 100 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of course is present information about important parasitoses of farm and free living animals.
The student has a deep knowledge of the most common parasitic infections of farm animals and their impact on animal health, the quality of food and raw materials of animal origin and the impact on human health. Skills include biological sampling, detection and differential diagnosis of parasitic pathogens.
Knowledge of biology, zoology, animal breeding.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Student performance assessment

Students are acquainted with the requirements necessary for successful completion of the course at the beginning of the semester.
Recommended literature
  • Dwight D. Bowman. Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians. St. Louise, USA, 2013. ISBN 9781455740062.
  • Petr Volf, Petr Horák, kolektiv. Paraziti a jejich biologie. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7387-088-9.
  • Ralph E. Williams. Veterinary Entomology: Livestock and Companion Animals. Boca Raton, USA, 2010. ISBN 9781138118188.
  • Rommel M., Eckert, J., Kutzer E., Körting, W., Schnieder, T. Veterinärmedizinische Parasitologie. 5. Auflage, Parey Buchverlag Berlin, 891 p., 2000.
  • Taylor M.A., Coop B., Wall R.L.. Veterinary Parasitology. Blackwell Publishing, 904 p., 2008.
  • William J. Foreyt. Veterinary Parasitology: Reference Manual. 2001. ISBN 9780813824192.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Animal husbandry (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Animal husbandry (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter