Department of nutrition, dietetics and animal breeding is specialized place of work providing teaching as well as scientific and research activities in the field of nutrition and nutritional prevention of metabolic disorders as well as in the field of livestock, wild animals and fish breeding. It is divided into the Institute of nutrition, Dietetics and feed production, the Institute of animal breding and the Institute of breeding and diseases of game and fish.
Institute of nutrition, dietetics and feed production has been long focused on research, transfer of scientific and technical knowledge to practice and the education in the field of nutrition, nutritional physiology and nutritional management of metabolic processes in the transient phases of the production and reproduction cycle with the main topic of nutritional prevention of health disorders of high producing animals. The application and transfer of research and development into practice is performed in the form of advisory and consultancy activities as well as with laboratory service of feed analyses for agricultural enterprises and consultancy companies. The educational activity in the pregradual education is realized within the scope of study programs the General veterinary medicine, the Food Hygiene, the Cynology, the Feed and food safety, the Human – animal relationship and its use in canistherapy and hippotherapy. The institute provides postgraduate education for managers in the animal production with the accredited postgraduate specialization "Nutrition and the production animal health". The english teaching is provided for the study programs of the General veterinary medicine and the Joint study program animal science.
Institute of animal husbandry belongs to a group of so called production of institutions which are significantly involved in the formation of the professional profile of graduates of the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy and realisation of scientific and research activities in the main topic of study of the institute in cooperation with practice. Institute of animal husbandry provides teaching in the Slovak and English language. The education is provided in the Slovak language by teaching courses of General veterinary medicine, the Feed and food safety, the Food hygiene, the Human – animal relationship and its use in canistherapy and hippotherapy as well as the Cynology. The teaching is provided in the English language in the courses of the General veterinary medicine and the Join study program animal science. After completing a set range of lessons a student obtains theoretical and practical experiences with the handling and fixation of animals, with the assessment and a description of the exterior as well as the use of the acquired knowledge about their utility properties, methods of selection, breeding and rearing methods of individual livestock breeds. The breeding club of small animals belongs to Institute of animal husbandry, which blankets students with their own breeding of fur animals and poultry. Apart from this club, the institute has an extended specialized workplace - the Laboratory of production and hygiene of the mammary gland, aimed at diagnostic of mastitis and quality control of milk and milk products.
The Institute deals with the issue of breeding and diseases of wild animal and fishes. It provides the education selected disciplines in the study programs the General veterinary medicine, the Food hygiene, the Cynology, the Feed and food safety, Human - animal relationship and its use in canistherapy and hippotherapy and the Pharmacy. The Institute for breeding and diseases of games and fish closely cooperates with the Purpose workplace for breeding and diseases of games, fishes and bees in Rozhanovce. The Institute is the guarantee for the study program Cynology. Its employees are active as professional guarantees of three cynology clubs, which associate the university students. The club of hunting cynology is focused on the topic of hunting and the hunting cynology. The DARCO club is dedicated to the socialization of dogs from shelters and from the unknown environment. The cynology club of the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy is aimed to the field of sport cynology. The Institute performs the expert, consultancy and diagnostic activities for hunting, cynologic and angler´s associations.