14D2I59 - Infectious diseases of animals

Course specification
Course titleInfectious diseases of animals
Type of studyPhD academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Sonja Radojičić
  2. prof. dr Sonja Obrenović
  3. prof. dr Dragan Bacić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      Conditionenrolled in the appropriate semester
      The goalAcquiring knowledge of epizootiology, etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms, contagious index, post mortem analysis, pathohistology, diagnosis, treatment and therapy as well as prophylaxis of the infectious diseases of animals, virulence and pathogenicity mechanisms, differential diagnosis, estimation and risk analysis, ecology and other factors that influence disease distribution, spread, changing of virulence and developing methods for the control and eradication of the infectious diseases. Bioterrorism and occurring new diseases.
      The outcomeDefining basic epizootical determinants, understanding basic principles of microorganism changing of virulence and pathogenicity, basic principles of the infectious defense mechanisms, immune system during infection, immunopathogenesis, tissue destruction mechanisms, following distribution, control and eradication data, temporal and spatial infectious diseases distribution, defining contingency planning, analysis of the diagnostic tests results, defining interrelationships between epizootic events, epizootic models and health schemes as well as risk analysis, control and protection from epizootics, bioterrorism. Basic principles of the protection from specific infectious diseases.
      Contents of lectures1. General infectology: history, importance of infectious diseases, epizootical aspects, methods of the control and protection from epizootias. Pathogenesis, symptoms, basic principles of diagnosis, estimation of the diagnostic methods importance, results analysis of the diagnostic tests, prophylaxis and prevention, measures to control infectious diseases, eradication, risk analysis and bioterrorism. 2. Special infectology: important infectious diseases of animals (multispecies), diseases that are caused by the same genus and family of the bacterias and viruses as well as systemic mycoses. Infectious diseases of ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats), infectious diseases of horses, porcine infectious diseases, bird infectious diseases, carnivores infectious diseases, lagomorphs infectious diseases and unclassified infectious diseases.
      Contents of exercises
      1. Sonja Radojicic, Miroslav Valcic, Bosiljka Djuticic. Special infectious diseases of animals, Belgrade, 2011
      2. Valčić M: Specijalna epizootiologija, FVM, Beograd, 2004. (Original title)
      3. Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, 6th Edition 2008. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingTheoretical lectures, practical lessons
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures10Test paper30
      Practical lessons25Oral examination35