Veterinary medicine is a part of health care science that deals with non-human treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diseases, other disorder and injuries. It is a broad field covering all species of animals as well as many disciplines. The practitioners are called veterinary physicians or vets (veterinarians). Usually they focus on these areas: small animal practice, wildlife medicine, food safety, food animal medicine, large animal practice, laboratory animal practice, conservation medicine, equine medicine, exotic animal veterinarian and etc. Graduates can work as animal caretakers, marine biologists, park managers or rangers, science teachers, animal groomers, veterinary pathologists, animal assisted therapists and etc.
In this course the student is trained to perform post-mortem diagnostics based on protocols, and to formulate, based on this diagnosis, the pathogenesis, the etiology and significance of the pathological conclusion for the contact animals.
In this intensive practical laboratory course of 2 weeks students perform PCR combined with Reverse Line Blot (RLB) hybridization.
The objective of this 2-week intensive course in laboratory animal science is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of animals and for the quality of research.
Ticks and tick-borne diseases affect animal and human health worldwide. Tick identification and molecular recognition of pathogens in ticks, which will be addressed in the follow up course Molecular Recognition of Tick-Borne Pathogens, are key elements in disease outbreak investigations and field surveys. In this intensive practical laboratory course of 1 week students will learn how to identify ticks from all continents and perform tick dissections.