Course: Zoohygiene and Welfare

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Course title Zoohygiene and Welfare
Course code KZVE/ZW
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šoch Miloslav, prof. Ing. CSc., dr. h. c.
Course content
Content of the subject: Definition of welfare and methods of its evaluation; Hygiene of stable environment - physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the environment of housing; Microclimate - parameters, evaluation, measurenet; hygiene of soil; hygiena of water; hygiena of food and nutrition - health disorders of nutritional origin, mikrobial and toxic influence of feeding,intoxication of nutrition, hygiene of storage and feed evaluation; Environmental sanitation - disinfection, disinsection, deratization, sanitation services; Hygiene of buildings;Disease prevention - Animal health, disease, animal diseases; Health Economics; Zoonoses; Farmacology in breeding practice.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Excursion, Practical training
  • Field trip - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 70 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with basic knowledge about welfare, animal hygiene and biosecurity of farm and wild animals and animals of hobby breeding in zoos.
Gaining basic knowledge about welfare, zoohygieny and biosecurity of farmed and free-living animal and pet animals from ZOOs.
Are not specified

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Seminar work

Completion of lessons (max 2 absence without leave) and credit conditions completion.
Recommended literature
  • Kolacz, R. et al. Higiena i dobrostan zwierat. Wydawvictwo Uniwersitetu przyrodniczegowe Wroclaviu, 2019. ISBN 978-83-7717-319-0.
  • Novák, P. et al. Základy zoohygieny chovu zvířat v zoologických zahradách. Zemědělská fakulta JU v Č. Budějovicích, 2015. ISBN 978-807403-147-2.
  • Novák, P. et al. Zásady biosecurity v chovech hospodářských zvířat. VÚŽV Praha, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7403-177-9.
  • Tančín, V. et al. Všeobecná zoohygiena. SPU Nitra, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7403-177-9.
  • Veselovský, Z. Etologie. Academia Praha, 2005. ISBN 80-200-1331-8.
  • Webster, J. Welfare: životní pohoda zvířat aneb Střízlivé kázání o ráji. Praha - Nadace na ochranu zvířat, 1999. ISBN 80-238-4086-X.
  • Webster, J. Životní pohoda zvířat: kulhání k ráji. Nakladatelství Práh Praha, 2005. ISBN 978-80-7252-264-4.

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): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter