14I3O10 - Diseases of fish

Course specification
Course titleDiseases of fish
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Maja Marković
  2. doc. dr Ksenija Aksentijević
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. doc. dr Ksenija Aksentijević
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalStudents will gain knowledge of technology and methods of freshwater and seawater fish farming, most common fish diseases and their systematization, spread, health and economic significance, clinical signs of infection, diagnostic methods, prevention and therapy, i.e. to master the techniques of examination and diagnostic methods through practical classes.
    The outcomeA student should know etiology and pathogenesis of fish diseases in the curricula, how to make diagnosis, prescribe adequate therapy, how to act in case of potential infectious disease, to understand the mechanisms of disease, to be able to perform a clinical examination and use medications adequately.
    Contents of lecturesFish diseases and their characteristics (1); Bacterial fish diseases (3); Viral fish diseases (2); Fungal fish diseases (1); Parasitic fish diseases (4); Ailments of unknown etiology (1); Diseases caused by poor nutrition (1); Diseases and poisoning caused by environment contamination (1);Measures to prevent and suppress fish infectious diseases (1).
    Contents of exercisesCarp ponds (1), Trout ponds(1), Fish Anatomy and Physiology(1), Economically significant types of freshwater fishes (2), Economically significant types of seawater fishes (2), Blood sampling of fish, Fish autopsy (3), Collecting and sending samples for laboratory analysis, Laboratory diagnostic (2), Fish medication (1), Fish healthcare (1), Pond visit (1).
    1. Stojković – Atanacković Milica, Matejić Milanka: Diseases of Fish, Shellfish and Crabss, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade 1989.
    2. Marković, Aksentijevic, Марковић, Fish Disease Practicum, 2011
    3. Soldatović B., Zimonjić D.: Biology and Fish Farming, Naučna knjiga, Belgrade 1988
    4. OIE: Diagnostic manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases, 2006 (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTheoretical classes and interactive learning, with audio-visual methods (Power Point presentations, films), practical exercises (blood sampling of fish, making a blood smear and microscopic analysis, fish autopsy, collecting samples for laboratory analysis, laboratory diagnostics) at the practice room of the Department of Microbiology and at fishponds (collecting anamnestic data, sampling, keeping records)
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper
    Practical lessons10Oral examination50