Course specification
Type of study
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Vladimir Dimitrijević
  2. prof. dr Mila Savić
  3. prof. dr Miloš Pavlović
  4. prof. dr Zoran Stanimirović
  5. prof. dr Ružica Trailović
  6. prof. dr Jevrosima Stevanović
  7. prof. dr Anita Radovanović
  8. prof. dr Dragan Šefer
  9. prof. dr Radmila Marković
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. prof. dr Vladimir Dimitrijević
  2. prof. dr Mila Savić
  3. prof. dr Miloš Pavlović
  4. prof. dr Zoran Stanimirović
  5. prof. dr Ružica Trailović
  6. prof. dr Jevrosima Stevanović
  7. prof. dr Anita Radovanović
  8. prof. dr Radmila Marković
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionEnrolled first semester
    The goalTo train students to be able to apply biotechnological methods and procedures developed upon natural processes, in aim to improve clinical practice and reproductive performance and breeding efficiency of animals; as well as to increase capacities in aim to achieve higher standard in the fields of food hygiene and environmental protection.
    The outcomeStudent has to be enabled to understand the basic natural processes in concern with biotechnological procedure, the procedures that allow rational exploitation and implementation of technological developments in veterinary practice. Student has to learn to implement biotechnological procedures in practice and to understand the ethical implications and limitations of the applied biotechnology in livestock breeding and veterinary medicine.
    Contents of lecturesIntroduction and historical development of biotechnology. Biotechnology applied in animal breeding and veterinary medicine. Genetic variability: origin, types and methods of determination. Genetic markers in identification and parentage control. Genetic diagnostics and therapy. Marker assisted selection of the quantitative traits. Genetic engineering, basic principles. Genetically modified organisms, methods of transgenesis. Transgenic animals as biogenerators in the farmaceutical industry. Biotechnology in livestock reproduction: AI, MOET, embryo cloning, sexing of the semen and embryos. Genetic improvement of the breed. Effects of crossbreeding. Biotechnological methods applied in biodiversity conservation. Biotechnologically derived alternatives applied as growth stimulants (probiotics, prebiotics, phytobiotics and feed acidificators) in livestock production. Biotechnological feed additives with focus on ensuring environmental protection (enzymes, synthetic amino acids). Biotechnological procedures in animal feeding with favorable effects on the quality of food of animal origin (organic forms of microelements, essential fatty acids). Social and ethic aspects of the implementation of biotechnology.
    Contents of exercisesPractical introduction to laboratory for genetic manipulation. Introduction to the genetic implication of applied biotechnology in reproduction. Introduction to genetic investigations applied in identification and parentage control. Introduction to molecular genetics - methods applied in diagnostics and therapy. Modern methods for estimation of breeding value of animals. Development of capacities in the field of feed quality monitoring in accredited laboratories. Usage of biotechnologically derived additives in optimization of nutrition. Introduction to molecular methods applied in health control of the animals which are used for assisted reproduction (visits to farms and centers for AI and MOET).
    1. Savić M, Jovanović S, Vegara M: Stočarstvo-farmske i socijalne životinje, FVM, Beograd, 2007. (Original title)
    2. B Singh, S K Gautam, and M S Chauhan Textbook of animal biotechnology, T.E.R.I Press, 2012 (Original title)
    3. Đelić N: Principi genetike, Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd, 2006. (Original title)
    4. Stančić B: Biotehnologija, Poljoprivredni fakultet Novi Sad, 2006. (Original title)
    5. Marković R, Petrujkić T, Šefer D: Bezbednost hrane za životinje, FVM, Beograd, 2010. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTheoretical education with interactive learning and usage of audio-visual methods, practical education in laboratories, practical training in AI and MOET centers and work with mentor.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper25
    Practical lessons15Oral examination30