14I4O06 - Ruminant medicine

Course specification
Course titleRuminant medicine
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Ivan Vujanac
  2. prof. dr Jovan Bojkovski
  3. doc. dr Radiša Prodanović
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. prof. dr Ivan Vujanac
  2. prof. dr Jovan Bojkovski
  3. doc. dr Radiša Prodanović
  4. as. dr Sreten Nedić
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionPassed examinations in Pathophysiology, General pathology, Special pathology, Pharmacology and toxicology
    The goalIntroduction to theoretical and practical aspects of the pathology and treatment of ruminants and overcoming necessary skills, important for clinical practice with the emphasis on independent solving common problems in the area of clinical pathology and treatment of cattle, sheep and goats.
    The outcomeThe student needs to know etilogy and pathogenesis of diseases of ruminants covered by the program, understand the mechanisms of disease, be capable to perform clinical examination, to make a diagnosis and take treatment.
    Contents of lecturesDiseases of the oral cavity, pharynx and esophagus (3). Diseases of rumen-indigestion (3), subacute rumen acidosis (3), ruminitis and parakeratosis (3), rumen tympany (3) diaphragmatic hernia, omasal impaction (3). Diseases of abomasum (6), enteric disease, diarrhea in the neonatal period (3), post-operative ileus, peritonitis (3). Diseases of the liver and pancreas (3). Respiratory diseases (6). Diseases of the heart and blood vessels (3). Diseases of the blood and hematopoietic organ (3). Diseases of the urinary tract (3). Diseases of the central nervous system (6). Metabolism disorders (12). Diseases of the locomotor system (6). Diseases of the skin (3). Infectious diseases (6). Poisoning (6). Biosecurity measures on farms with high producing dairy cows (3).
    Contents of exercisesControl of health status of cows in pregnancy and lactation-body condition scoring, analysis of metabolic profile, blood and urine (10). Examination of the rumen and abomasum, rumenocentesis, laparotomy (5). Omentopexy and abomasopexy (5). Examination of the liver (5). Examination of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems (4). Examination of the urinary tract and urine (5). Examination of macroelements and trace elements in the blood serum (5). Examination of the nervous system-specific diagnostic methods (6). Examination of the locomotor system and skin (5). The application of drugs and rehydration solutions (5). Examination, therapy, prophylaxis and intensive care of calves, lambs and kids (5).
    1. Biljana Radojicic, John Bojkovski, Branko Jovic, Ramiz Ćutuk Ruminants diseases. University textbook, Science KMD, 2017.
    2. Biljana Radojicic: General propedeutic in domestic ungulates. University textbook, Third edition, Scientific KMD, 2013.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures with interactive learning, with the use of audiovisual methods (Power point presentations and films) practical exercises on dairy farms, sheep and goat farms, individual farms, and in the clinic.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper15
    Practical lessons20Oral examination35