14I6O03 - Veterinary and rural economics

Course specification
Course titleVeterinary and rural economics
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Milorad Mirilović
  2. doc. dr Nada Tajdić
  3. prof. dr Drago Nedić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      The goalAcquainting students with necessary knowledge in management branch and learn them to use necessary tools and techniques for successfully managing of veterinary practice in the terms of total competitiveness.
      The outcomeStudent should know the significance of correlation between livestock production and veterinary services, to understand the influence of epidemiological status on the low of offer and demand, what are the production costs, the evaluation of economic losses and to apply econometric methods in evaluation of animal health control program.
      Contents of lecturesVeterinary in the development of livestock production in Serbia. WTO, agriculture and free trade. Changes in market balance due to the impact of epidemiological situation. Factors of production and the production function. The costs and calculations of VS. Economics of veterinary measures and economic losses. Economic evaluation of animal health control program. Management and marketing in VP.
      Contents of exercisesConversion of livestock units. Management and reproduction of herds. Optimal term exploitation of animals. The height of the economic damage. Rentability limit in animal husbandry. Economic principles of production. The costs and cost prices of products and services. Program planning measures. The choice of alternative actions in animal health control on herd level.
      1. Tešić M., Nedić D., Tajdić Nada: Ekonomika veterinarstva, FVM, Beograd, 2013. (Original title)
      2. Krstić B.:Organizacija i ekonomika stočarske proizvodnje, Poljoprivredni fakultet, Zemun, 2001. (Original title)
      3. A.A. Dijkhuizen and R.S. Morris : Animal Health Economics – principles and applications,University of Sydney, Sydney ,1997. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures with interactive learning, with the use of audio visual techniques, and practical classes solving calculation tasks are performed in the statistical laboratory.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures10Test paper20
      Practical lessons20Oral examination30