Course specification
Type of study
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Ivan Vujanac
  2. prof. dr Danijela Kirovski
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. prof. dr Ivan Vujanac
  2. doc. dr Radiša Prodanović
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionAttended classes of all compulsory subjects and two electives of the following: Biotechnology in veterinary medicine, Structure and function of tissues and organs in physiological and pathological conditions or Infection and defense mechanisms of the organism against infectious agents.
    The goalDiagnostic and treatment of farm animals diseases has aim to train students of specialist studies for efficient and precise work in clinical practice. Students, through theoretical and practical classes acquire the necessary knowledge and skills that enable the use of the manual diagnostic procedures, necessary in clinical practice, as well as the application of appropriate laboratory diagnostic methods to set more precise clinical or etiological diagnosis. In addition, the goal of this course is to point out the possible errors in the clinical diagnosis of farm animals, primarily skills of clinical examination, improper taking of biological material for further laboratory test the application or inappropriate diagnostic methods.
    The outcomeStudents should learn all the basic and special methods of clinical examination of farm animals in conditions of intensive livestock productio.They should enable skills for assessing the health status of both individual cases, and the entire herd. Students should learn how to properly take appropriate biological samples (blood, tissue and other body fluids, secretions and excretions), adequate packaging and shipment of samples in the laboratory or the preparation of samples for tests that can work in clinical - field conditions. Based on the results of laboratory tests students need to be able to interpret the results of hematological and biochemical tests. The results of laboratory tests should be interpreted in conjunction with other findings obtained general and special methods of clinical examination.
    Contents of lecturesGeneral and special methods of examination of the digestive tract of cattle, Differential diagnosis of diseases of the digestive tract of cattle; Diagnosis of metabolic disorders of health of dairy cows; The most common errors in the collection of samples for laboratory tests; Interpretation of hematological and biochemical test results - report writing.
    Contents of exercisesPractical classes are held at the Department o fRuminants and Swine Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the teaching bases outside the college (cattle farms of PKB Corporation). Practical exercises on farms and clinics aimed at training students for proper clinical examination and diagnosis of diseases of the digestive tract of cattle, as well as metabolic disorders of health.
    1. Bovine Medicine Diseases and Husbandry of Cattle, Andrews AH, Blowey RW, Boyd H, Eddy RG, Second edition, Blackwell Science, Ltd Blackwell Publishing Company, 2004. (Original title)
    2. Veterinary medicine. A textbook of the diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats, Radostits OM, Gay CC, Hinchcliff KW, Constable PD, Saunders, Elsevier 2006. (Original title)
    3. Rebhun’ s diseases of dairy cattle,Divers TJ, Peek SF, 2nd Edition, Saunders, 2006 (Original title)
    4. Diseases of the digestive tract of cattle, Šamanc H, Naučna KMD, 2009.
    5. Diseases of cattle rennet, Šamanc H, Vujanac I, 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 audio-visual methods (Power Point presentations, films), practical work at the teaching bases and interactive work in the laboratory.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures20Test paper50
    Practical lessons30Oral examination