Infectious diseases II and avian pathology
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The goal of the course is to provide students with:
knowledge of the etiopathogenesis, symptomatology and injuries of the main viral diseases of domestic animals and of the main bacterial, viral, parasitic and mycotic diseases of productive and domestic birds
ability to identify the correct diagnostic pathway and interpret the data obtained through laboratory diagnostics
ability to draw up direct and indirect control measures, with particular reference to vaccine prophylaxis
critical assessment of national and international legislation on viral diseases in domestic animals and diseases in poultry subjected to health measures
Microbiology and immunology - Veterinary epidemiology
Course contents summary
Introduction to the study of virus-related diseases in domestic animals: basic concepts relating to the nature and classification of viruses, their pathogenic attitude and the main investigation methods used in virology are presented.
Special study: study of the main virus-related diseases in domestic animals
(swine fevers, poxvirus diseases, herpesvirus diseases, adenovirus diseases, coronavirus diseases, orbivirus infections in sheep and horses, picornavirus infections, rhabdovirus infections, togavirus infections, meaning of the so-called “non-conventional agents” or prions in domestic animal diseases)
Introduction to the study of poultry diseases: the course will cover concepts relating to the semiologic pattern for diagnosing avian diseases, necroscopic technique and main laboratory tests in diagnosing diseases in poultry
Special study: bacterial diseases (salmonellosis, pullorosis/typhoid, colibacillosis, mycoplasmosis, pasteurellosis,/moraxella infections, tuberculosis, staphylococchosis staphylococcosis, chlamydiosis, diamond-skin disease, clostridium infections, contagious coryza)
viral diseases (bird flu, Newcastle disease, infective laryngotracheitis, infective bronchitis, diphtheria/cowpox, Gumboro’s disease, Marek’s disease, leukosis/sarcoma complex, encephalomyelitis, arthritis/tenosynovitis, adenovirus infections, chicken infectious anemia)
Parasitic, mycotic and unknown etiology diseases
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