Course: Fish Diseases

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Course title Fish Diseases
Course code VURH/NRYBK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Zusková Eliška, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Svobodová Zdeňka, prof. MVDr. DrSc.
Course content
Content of lectures and practices: characterisation of health and illness of fish, reasons and process of diseases, basics of diseases prevention, bacterial infections, viral infections, mycotic infections, parasitic diseases (protozoal, helmith, arthropodal), examinations and dissections of fish, veterinary rules and regulations. The education is provided by using of video, pictures, collection of fish formaline preparations.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Monitoring, Laboratory
  • unspecified - 5 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 10 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 15 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 3 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 3 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is the introduction of students into veterinary problems in fish culture. Students are apprised of the importance of fish and fish culture and factors affected their health condition. The most important fish diseases and methods of their diagnosis, therapy and prevention are presented.
Students should be able to describe the causative agents of the major bacterial, viral, mycotic and parasitic diseases of salmonid and cyprinid fishes and will be able to confidently recognize and evaluate the major factors that contribute to disease outbreaks in culture. Students will also be introduced to the tools and techniques available to diagnose and respond to many common diseases. The main objective of this course is to provide them with the tools and skills necessary to objectively evaluate the health of fish in culture situations.
Prerequisites
Students are required to have taken a fish anatomy and physiology course and biology course and it is recommended that students first take biochemistry prior to enrolment. Students who wish to enrol in this course but who do not meet the requirements should contact the lecturer for permission.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Test

Student must for credit getting meet: - 80% presence on laboratory practice - make and present seminar work - writing control examinations and final credit exam Qualification for final exam: - have a final credit
Recommended literature
  • Hoole, D., Bucke, D., Burgess, P., Wellby, I. Diseases of carp and other cyprinid Fishes. Publishing New Books Oxford 2001, 264 s., 2001.
  • Navrátil, S., Svobodová, Z., Lucký, Z., 2000. Choroby ryb, VFU Brno. Brno, VFU 2000, 155 s., 2000.
  • Svobodová, Z. a kol. Nemoci sladkovodních a akvarijních ryb.. Praha,Informatorium 2007, 218 s., 2007.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Fishery (2014) Agriculture and forestry 3 Winter
Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Fishery (2016) Agriculture and forestry 3 Winter
Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Fishery (2015) Agriculture and forestry 3 Winter
Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Fishery (2013) Agriculture and forestry 3 Winter
Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Fishery (2017) Agriculture and forestry 3 Winter