14I5O04 - Infectious animal diseases (including epidemiology)

Course specification
Course titleInfectious animal diseases (including epidemiology)
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Sonja Radojičić
  2. prof. dr Dragan Bacić
  3. prof. dr Sonja Obrenović
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. as. dr Nataša Stević
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    Conditionenrolled in the appropriate semester
    The goalTo acquire knowledge on basic principles of the infectology and epizootiology as well as specific characteristics concerning particular infectious diseases of animals. To get knowledge on infectious elements and crafts that are important for self reliance and safe work with infectious agents in the field as well as in laboratory.
    The outcomeStudent has to acquire knowledge of etiology, epizootiology, pathogenesis, symptoms, post mortem analysis, pathohistology, treatment and prophylaxis, as well as to take sample that is necessary for laboratory diagnosis, to be able to define objective suspicious case, especially those diseases that could pose important socio-economical threat to the country, as well as zoonoses. Student should understand procedure for reporting, differential diagnosis, therapy and treatment, prophylaxis as well as measures to be taken in case of infectious diseases outbreak.
    Contents of lecturesTheoretical: general epizootiology, basics in epizootiology, control for the infection diseases and epizootics, , methods for the protection of epizootics, contingency plan formation, bioterrorism, bacterial diseases caused by bacteria: (Clostridia spp, Salmonella, Brucella spp, Mycoplasma spp, antraks, glanders, melioidisis, boreliosis, ulcerative limphangitis, African swine fever, African maleus, pastereloza, dourine, leptospirosis, borreliozas, psitacosis, tularema, listeiozis, ! fever, erysipelas, horse infectious metritis. Poxviridae, picornaviridae, reoviridae, herpesviridae, bunyaviridame, retrovirade, paramyxovirus, rhabdoviruses, arteriviruses, coronaviruses, orthomyxoviridae, asfaviridae, caliciviridae, parvoviridae, prions.
    Contents of exercisessampling methods, transport of the samples, inoculation to the laboratory animals, serological methods, epizootical investigation and analysis, methods of diagnosis: anthrax, erysipelas, pasteurellosis, brucellosis, salmonellosis, leptospirosis, borreliosis, dourine, glanders, rabies, Morbus Aujeszky, pox virus infection, Newcastle, Foot-and-mouth disease, complement fixation, ELISA, analysis of diagnostic tests results.
    1. Sonja Radojicic, Miroslav Valcic, Bosiljka Djuricic: Special infectious diseases of animals, Belgrade , 2011
    2. Valčić M: Specijalna epizootiologija, FVM, Beograd, 2004 (Original title)
    3. Panjević Đ: Opšta zaraze, Veterinarski fakultet, Beograd, 1986 (Original title)
    4. 4. 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 and practical work in the field and in the laboratory
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper
    Practical lessons10Oral examination70