14I1I09 - Production and rearing of wild and exotic animals

Course specification
Course titleProduction and rearing of wild and exotic animals
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. dr Ninoslav Đelić
  2. dr Jevrosima Stevanović
  3. dr Zoran Stanimirović
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. Uroš Glavinić
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalThe subject aims to provide students basic knowledge about rearing and care of wild and exotic animals, about importance and ways of conservation of endangered animal species; to explain importance of rearing and care of hunting game and hunting structures; to provide basic information about hunting ground management, problems of game survival in modern age and specific diversity of hunting game.
    The outcomeA student should know basic rules of rearing and care of wild and exotic animals in captivity and the importance of the ZOOs. A student should understand how to provide basic needs for wild and exotic animals in accordance to their biological requirements. A student should learn how to manage wild and exotic animals adequately, to provide good accomodation and lisf of food, using a knowledge to improve the awareness of visitors and employees in city ZOOs about a need of health protection and welfare of wild and exotic animals. A student should learn how to rear hunting game, to understand ecological specificities of reared and free hunting game species, to apply an aquired knowledge in hunting ground managment and to improve the awareness of hunters about the need of health protection and welfare of huting game
    Contents of lecturesImportance of city ZOOs: conservation of endangered species, investigaion, education and rehabilitation (1) Providing of enclosure and nutrition of animals in city ZOOs in accordance with their biological needs and natural habitat. Providing conditions for normal behaviour of animals in city ZOOs – behavioural enrichment of enclosure (2). Learning about the possibilities and means of animal reproduction in city ZOOs, importance of co-operation with other ZOOs for animal exchange, rearing and care of rejected offspring. Managment, restrainment, disclocation and transport of alive animals (2). The role of a veterinarian and health protection of animals in ZOOs. Level of endargement of species on „Red list“, IUCN status and level of protecion – CITES status of specieses (2). The importance of hunting for biodiversity through history. Types, characteristics and importance of our hunting grounds – the relationship of a huter and game (2). Biological specificity, morphology and taxonomy of hunting game. Areal of wild specieses and interrelationships within the areal. Wild specieses as pests and vectors of infectious diseases (2). Modern trends in open and fenced hunting grounds. Habitus, situs and needs of hunting games in fenced areas. The possibility of experimental production and reintroduction of hunting game (2). Moral and economic issues between humans and hunting game. First aid in traumas during hunting (2).
    Contents of exercisesMastering the adequate rearing and care of exotic mammals in captivity (4). Mastering the adequate rearing and care of exotic birds in captivity (3). Mastering the adequate rearing and care of exotic reptiles in captivity (2). Pointing the good and bad examples of accomodation and care of animals in city ZOOs. Practical examples of the importance of various types of enrichment of enclosures. The ways of capturing and safe manipulation with animals. (2). Safety in city ZOO. Evaluation and ways of providing safety of animals, employees and visitors in city ZOOs. (2). Labelling of animals, data basis and list of animals in city ZOOs with remarks on IUCN and CITES status. (2). Mastering the hunting game areal and interactions. Phenotype characteristics and communications of hunting game. Labelling of aminals and migration phenomenon. (2). Rearing of phasants. Learning through practice in pheasantery (4). Mastering the organization and infrastructure of hounting grounds. Larning through practice in hunting grounds, planning and organization of hounting ground managment. Habitat quality and capacity of hounting ground (3). Evaluation of hunting trophys according to CIC formulas (3). The importance of introduction of game into hunting grounds. Mastering the techniques of monitoring, observation and counting of game – game traces. The ways of capturing and safe manipulation with hunting game. Hunting logisitcs, safe handling of weapons, different ways of game hunting (3).
    1. Stevanović J, Stanimirović Z: Rearing and care of ZOO animals, authorised script, 2011.
    2. Hose y G , Melfi V , Pankhurts S : Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare, O X FORD Universit y Press Inc ., New York . 2010 (Original title)
    3. Stanimirović Z, Djelić N: Manual in zoology. Faculty of veterinary medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2006.
    4. Ristić Z: Hunting, Aston, Kragujevac, 2008.
    5. Stanković et al.: A great illustrated encyclopedia of hunting, I and II Gradjevinska knjiga, Beglrade, Dnevnik, Novi Sad, 1991.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTheoretical instruction through interactive teaching with applicatrion of audio-visual methods (PowerPoint Presentations, films). Practical instructrion in existing city ZOOs in Serbia (Beo ZOO, Palić) as a block teaching, practical work and attendance, creative workshops, optional visits of ZOOs abroad. Instruction through practical work and attendance in pheasanteries, open and fenced hunting grounds. Visiting of hunting museum and hunting trophies exibitions.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures20Test paper0
    Practical lessons50Oral examination30