Organisation structure

Department of Animal Nutrition and Husbandry

Characteristics of the department

The Department of Nutrition and Animal Husbandry is a specialized workplace providing education and conducting scientific research in the fields of nutrition and nutritional prevention of metabolic disorders, and livestock breeding. It focuses on research, the transfer of scientific and technical knowledge into practice, and education in the areas of nutrition, nutritional physiology and nutritional management of metabolic processes in the transitional phases of the production and reproductive cycle. The emphasis is placed on nutritional prevention of health disorders in high-production animals, diagnosis of mastitis and milk and dairy products quality control, treatment and handling of animals, assessment and description of the exterior, their useful properties, methods of selection, breeding, and breeding methods of individual breeds of farm animals. The application and transfer of research and development into practice are realized in the form of advisory and consulting activities and laboratory services, including feed analysis for agricultural enterprises and consulting companies. The department guarantees the activities of the Breeding Club of Small Animals, which supports students in breeding their fur animals and poultry. The microbiological laboratory for the hygiene of mammary glands is part of the department. Educational activities in undergraduate education are carried out within the following study programmes: General Veterinary Medicine, Food Hygiene, Feed and Food Safety, Cynology, Human-Animal Relationship and its Use in Canistherapy and Hipotherapy, and Veterinary Nurse. Education in English is provided in the study programmes General Veterinary Medicine, the joint study programme Animal Science, and the post-bachelor study programme General Veterinary Medicine.