Course: Hygiene and Prevention of Diseases in Farm Animals

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Course title Hygiene and Prevention of Diseases in Farm Animals
Course code KZVE/QZOPR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kváč Martin, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Baštýřová Brutovská Anna, Mgr. Ing.
Course content
Legislative rules in the field of veterinary care and animal's protection against maltreat. Health surveillance of food. Hygiene of stable environment, animal welfare. Hygiene of drinking and waste water. Animal nutrition hygiene, metabolical disorders. Alimentary intoxications and infections. Sanitation measures, disinfection, disinsection, deratisation, decontamination. Sanitation industry. Animal's health and diseases, causation of disease. Zoonoses, basic pathological processes. Natural and artificial immunological mechanisms, active and passive immunity. Economic significance of animal health, disease and health in animal welfare. Medical treatment in practice.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Projection
  • Preparation for exam - 60 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 58 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of course is present concept of animal health protection, position of hygiene and animal diseases in management of farm animals.
The student has professional knowledge of the most common diseases of farm animals. Industry-specific skills include: evaluation of animal welfare, evaluation of animal health, assessment of environmental influences and breeding technology on animal health, evaluation of hygienic conditions in breeding, design of solutions to improve the hygiene of breeding and animal health. The student masters the methods and procedures of biosecurity.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of biology, zoology, animal breeding, animal nutrition, animal physiology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Development of laboratory protocols

Students are acquainted with the requirements necessary for successful completion of the course at the beginning of the semester.
Recommended literature
  • Anton, W. Tierhygiene. Leipzig, S.Hirzel Verlag, 1984.
  • Keeling, L., Gonyou, H. Social behaviour in farm animals.. CABI Publishing, UK 2001,432 pp., 2001.
  • Kursa, J. a kol. Zoohygiena a prevence chorob hospodářských zvířat. České Budějovice, ZF JU 1998, 200 s., 1998.
  • Mehlhorn, G. Lehrbuch der Tierhygiene, Teil I 1079 s., Teil II 557 s.. Jena, VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1979.
  • Šoch M. Vliv prostředí na vybrané ukazatele pohody skotu. České Budějovice, 2005, 280 s., 2005.
  • Webster, J. Welfare, životní pohoda zvířat. Nadace na ochranu zvířat Praha, 1999, 264 s.. Praha, Nadace na ochranu zvířat 1999, 264 s., 1999.


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
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Sustainable Systems in Agricultural Land (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Ecology (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agribussines (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter