Course: Animal Health Protection

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Course title Animal Health Protection
Course code KZVE/XOZZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Horčičková Michaela, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Kváč Martin, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Protection of animals at the moral, legal and economic level. 2-3. Animal health legislation. 4. Principles of animal husbandry and welfare. 5. Health and disease. 6. Diseases and their basic functional and morphological manifestations 7. Ways of transmission of infectious diseases. 8. Biosecurity in livestock breeding. 9. Conventional and unconventional procedures in animal health protection. 10. The influence of animal husbandry technology on the occurrence of infectious and non-infectious diseases. 11. Health and hygiene safety and biological value of food of animal origin. 12. Current health situation in livestock breeding in the Czech Republic. 13. Procedures and strategies for the application of veterinary medicinal products. 14. Humans and domestic animals as a source of infections for livestock.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Projection
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 60 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Present concept of health protection and prevention in animal diseases as a part of public health.
The student will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the prevention of livestock diseases and the impact of breeding technology on animal health. Students will use the acquired knowledge in agricultural practice in the detection and elimination of the cause of animal health disorders caused by both infectious agents and inappropriate breeding methods.
Knowledge of biology, zoology, animal breeding, zoohygiene and animal nutrition.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Seminar work

Students are acquainted with the requirements necessary for successful completion of the course at the beginning of the semest
Recommended literature
  • Kursa J., Jílek F., Vítovec J., Rajon R. Zoohygiena a prevence chorob hospodářských zvířat.. ZF JU v Č. Budějovicích, 1998. ISBN 80-7040-290-3.
  • Treml F., Celer V., Hejlíček K., Nesňalová E., Vařejka F. Epizootologie pro veterinární hygieniky I. SPN, Praha, 164 s., 1991.
  • Treml F., Hejlíček, K. Epizootologie pro veterinární hygieniky II. SPN, Praha, 153 s., 1991.

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 (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer