Course code Vete5011

Credit points 3.75

Diseases of Miscellaneous Animals I

Total Hours in Course100

Number of hours for lectures20

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes30

Independent study hours50

Date of course confirmation07.04.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Food and Environmental Hygiene

Course developers

author Pārtikas un vides higiēnas institūts

Ruta Medne

Dr. med. vet.

author lect.

Anna Anita Krūklīte

Mg. med. vet.

Prior knowledge

Vete2009, Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology I

Vete2013, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals I

Vete2014, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals II

Vete2024, Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology II

Vete3025, Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology III

Vete3036, Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases I

Vete4115, Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases II

Vete6022, Physiology I

Vete6023, Physiology II

Replaced course

VeteB027 [GVETB027] Diseases of Miscellaneous Animals I

Course abstract

10th semester of 5th course. Diseases of bees are the special subject in the curriculum of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. During the course students must study anatomy and biology of bees, veterinary hygienic measures taken at apiary, diagnostics and disease control, examination of bee-keeping products and their hygienic treatment in cases of bee diseases. The subject deals with anatomical and physiological peculiarities of poultry basic issues of its nutrition, management and tending on various types of farms – small, medium and large.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge of the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, control and prophylaxis of the common diseases that occur in the poultry and honey bees (two tests);
Skills to follow correct diagnostic procedures and to use appropriate diagnostic methods (practical class);
Competence to minimise the risks in small animal husbandry and nutrition to prevention and prophylaxis of diseases (practical class).

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Disease description sequence, treatment prevention. P.C. Beekeeping development, systematics, functions.
2. Bacterial diseases of honey bee (2 hours). P.C. Anatomy of the bees (2 hours).
3. Viral diseases of honey bee (2 hours). P.C. Bee development, bee work cycle (2 hours).
4. Parasitic diseases of honey bee (2 hours). P.C. Practical training in apiary (practice trips): beekeeping equipment, products, diagnosis of bee diseases and treatment. (6 hours).
5. Non-communicable diseases of honey bee (2 hours). P.C. Diagnosis of bee diseases (2 hours).
6. Non-communicable diseases of poultry (2 hours). P.C. Anatomy and physiology of poultry (3 hours).
7. Poultry viral diseases (2 hours). P.C. Poultry housing, care, catering conditions (3 hours).
8. Poultry bacterial diseases (2 hours). P.C. Observation and analysis of wildlife physiology and behaviour, methods of application of medicines (3 hours).
9. Parasitic diseases of poultry (2 hours). P.C. Non-infectious bird diseases and infectious diseases (3 hours).
10. Parasitic diseases of poultry (2 hours). P.C. Poultry parasites (3 hours).

Requirements for awarding credit points

Credit points can be obtained if all practical work has been completed, student has participated in practice trips organized by lecturer and passed two tests in 1) bee diseases and 2) poultry diseases.
Working out missed practical classes should be coordinated with the teaching staff.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Studies of scientific articles given by teaching staff in honey bee and poultry diseases.
Participation in practice trips is mandatory.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

At the end of each subject course (diseases of poultry and honey bee), the student has to pass two tests and receive a mark. At least 70 % of questions must be answered correctly.

Compulsory reading

1. Гробов О.Ф. и др. Болезни и вредители медоносных пчел. Москва: Агропраомиздат 1987. 334 c.
2. Гробов О.Ф. Лихотнин А.К. Болезни и вредители пчел. Москва: Агропраомиздат, 1989.
4. Important Poultry Diseases [tiešsaiste]. Intervet International B.V. The Netherlands, 2000. 88 p.
[skatīts 03.04.2018.] Pieejams: 5. Kornets A. Bišu slimības. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1980. 207 lpp.

Further reading

1. Antimicrobial Therapy in Caqed Birds and Exotic Pets. An International Symposium January 18, 1995 at The North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Florida. 48 p. 2. Jenkins J.R., Brown S.A. A Practitioner’s Guide to Rabbits and Ferrets. The American Animal Hospital Association. 1993. 111 p. 3. Леонтюк С.В., Дубницкий А.А., Гусев Б.А., Демина М.Ф. Болезни кроликов. Изд. 2-е. Москва: Колос, 1974. 239 c. Pieejams:


Compulsory course of study programme Veterinary medicine.