Course title: AVIAN DISEASES
Semester: Winter
Lectures/Classes: 45 / 45 hours
Field of study: Veterinary Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Obligatory course, required passed exams: breeding and animal nutrition, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, parasitology, veterinary toxicology.
Contact person: prof. dr hab. Alina Wieliczko; alina.wieliczko@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge on: modern technology breeding for different species of birds, physiology and pathology, breeding, breeding period diseases, nutrient deficiency, environmental background, the background of metabolic disorders, as well as the etiology of parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases. In addition, the course program includes knowledge of the veterinary laboratory diagnostic, laws relating to the prevention and control of diseases, in particular diseases from the OIE list.
Full description: Principles of breeding and poultry flock management. Hygiene and feeding of poultry. Bacterial diseases of poultry. Mycotoxicoses and fungal diseases of poultry. Viral diseases of poultry. Parasitic diseases of poultry. Pigeon and ornamental birds diseases. Health problems of wild birds. Selected aspects of the breeding pathology. Poisoning and malnutrition diseases, metabolic diseases of unknown etiology. Selected topics in immunology and immunoprophylaxis of birds. Clinical and post-mortem examination of birds. Laboratory diagnostics of poultry diseases. Necropsy of birds, sampling principles for laboratory tests and their interpretation.
Bibliography: 1. Altman R.B., Clubb S.L., Dorrestein G., Quesenbery K: Avian Medicine and Surgery, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, London, Toronto, Montreal, Sydney, Tokyo 1997 2. Patison M. i wsp. (red. A. Wieliczko): Poultry diseases, Elsevier Urban & Partner, 2011 3. Saif Y.M. i wsp.: Diseases of poultry, Iowa State Press, 2003 4. Mazurkiewicz et all. Avian diseases. Wyd. UP we Wrocławiu, 2006, 2011 (in polish) 5. Journals: World`s Poultry Science Journal, Avian Pathology, Avian Diseases, Veterinary Record.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: - student identifies the farming systems of different species of birds, defines the basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, nutrition and pathology of breeding birds, presents and discusses the appropriate conditions for maintenance and feeding of ornamental birds (parrots, Estrildid finches, starlings) and pigeons - student identifies the etiological factors of infectious diseases, metabolic and deficiency in various species of birds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigeons, ornamental birds) indicates the source of infection and possible routes of spread of the disease, describes and interprets clinical symptoms and pathological changes occurring in various species of birds - student indicates the basic diagnostic methods used in birds, recommended treatment, prevention and solutions leading to an increase in herd health - student indicates the currently existing law on the eradication and monitoring of poultry diseases, especially diseases from the OIE list Skills: - student is able to act in accordance with the applicable standards and ethical principles - student performs basic clinical and post-mortem examination of the various species of poultry and exotic birds, takes the appropriate treatment, appropriate vaccinations - student collects, in the proper way, the material for diagnostic tests (microbiological, virological, serological, histological and molecular) - student analyzes and interprets the results of diagnostic tests, based on them student takes appropriate therapeutic and prophylactic action Social competences: - student has the responsibility for the decisions to the people and animals - student places the good of patient in the first place
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Avian Diseases: 50% rating from classes + 50% rating from lectures (test knowledge) ---> credit. Final assessment: 50% credit + 50% exam. The scope of the exam: exercise + lectures.

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