Clinic of Ruminants
Characteristics of the workplace
The clinic is a modern university facility that provides education of the students, basic and applied research and extensive consulting and diagnostic services in the field of health and diseases of ruminants. Clinical training includes the teaching of obligatory subjects: Diseases of Ruminants diseases which includes all main specialties, i.e. internal medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, reproduction, andrology and artificial insemination, and the obligatory subjects Andrology and Artificial insemination, and Herd health management. The teaching of practical exercises for ruminant diseases is carried out in the form of demonstrations of patients in a clinical auditorium, exercises at surrounding farms (examination of diseased animals, blood and other biological material, pregnancy detection, application of drugs, orthopaedics, treatment of puerperal diseases, etc.). In the last semesters of study, the teaching of Diseases of ruminants has the form of block practical exercises, which take place at the University Farm in Zemplínska Teplica. An important part of student education is clinical practice, which is carried out under the conditions of clinical premises (examination rooms, housing and laboratories) and through mobile clinic excursions to surrounding farms. Another key activity of the clinic is research aimed at solving the most serious health problems of ruminants on farms in Slovakia. These include, in particular, the area of locomotor and reproductive system disorders, milk gland diseases, dairy production diseases as well as laboratory diagnostics issues. The research is related to extensive expertise and advisory services to agricultural companies including the application of the latest scientific knowledge and the use of modern instrumentation for assessing the health disturbance of ruminants.